Dominik Mueller

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2019 Robert Mondavi Winery The Estates Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville

Tasting note

A dense purple colour. The bouquet is denser and more intense compared to the estate's basic Cabernet. Vanilla, black cherry, raspberry, some mint. A charming blend of primary and secondary aromas. A pronounced but ripe tannin in the mouth. Astringent. Lots of extraction. Dark fruit, dark chocolate. Initially left on the skins for 32 days. Then matured in 90% new French oak barrels for 20 months. Compared to the first wine in this flight, better, deeper, more hedonistic, but here it's clearly about power rather than elegance. Should improve with age.

Drink from 2025 through 2034.

Tasted by Dominik Müller on Saturday, 2 March 2024.

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Wine details

Vintage: 2019
Style:still (dry)
Grape variety: Cabernet Sauvignon
For assemblages, the main grape variety is shown.
Producer:Robert Mondavi Winery
Subregion:Napa Valley
Appellation: Oakville AVA
Vineyard: n/a
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