By Kori ~ August 17th, 2010.
Robert Mondavi was a winemaking legend and Napa Valley pioneer. Mondavi played an integral role in putting United States wine on the map worldwide. He founded his namesake winery in 1966, which was the first major winery in the Napa Valley of California after Prohibition. His goal was to produce wines that would stand up against the best wines in the world.
When Mondavi released his Cabernet Sauvignon in the late 1960’s, he really brought attention to the potential of the Napa Valley, particularly for Cabernet. Throughout his life, he was committed to educating people about the importance of food and wine as a part of culture. Robert Mondavi passed away on May 16, 2008, at the age of 94, but his legend and winery live on.
Recently, we had the opportunity to taste the 2007 Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon from the Napa Valley in a blind samples tasting. It is an excellent wine and delivers a terrific bang for your buck as well. For Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, this one is hard to beat at $28 (and often less) per bottle.
2007 Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley, California): Deep, dark purplish red in color. Very aromatic with black fruits and smoke on the nose. Black fruits, smoked meats, and licorice come through on the palate. Medium to full-bodied with lively acidity and medium to high tannins. Well-balanced and smooth with a long finish.
Quality: 4 stars (out of 5)
QPR: 5 bangs for your buck (out of 5)
Where to buy: Received as sample, suggested retail $28; Available elsewhere, $19 to $30
Filed under: American Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon, California Wine, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Red Wine, Wines Over $25