Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon

Again with that whole moving thing, I uncovered wines that have been hanging around for quite some time in corners and under books and such. This was another one I found while moving.

It was a 2004 Robert Mondavi Private Selection Cabernet Sauvignon. I *believe* I picked this up for around $10 at Costco in August, 2006, but I could be horribly off on the price. Whatever the case may be, I remember buying it because I was in Costco picking up cheap bottles of wine for a large group of people we were having over. As is turns out, none of the wine actually got consumed that day and I ended up with a mish-mosh of cheap wine hanging around. Such is life.

On the nose were berries, mostly blackberries, with maybe a little blueberry perhaps from the Petite Sirah blended in and alcohol, despite the bottle only being 13.5% alcohol. After that blew off, there were aromas of vanilla and oak.

In the mouth I found mostly blackberries. However, after it had been sitting out for a while, there were other dark fruits present, pretty much indistinguishable, but perhaps cherries?

I served it with keilbalsa off the grill, rice pilaf and green beans. It was a quick meal that I threw together after a long day spent tiling and grouting and I didn’t want to open a pricey wine with it. For $10 the wine was simple, fruity, and drinkable, though the strong alcohol scent and presence really surprised me given the low level.

3 Responses

  1. I see you have the grill fired up. Just in time for summer yummies!

  2. And is that your latest WineQ shipment tucked in behind that Mondavi?? I’ve got the 2003 Mondavi Cab I picked up from Costco, and still haven’t opened it. Maybe this one also needed more age?

  3. Winedeb, yes, the grill is in full force!

    Dr. Debs, it is my latest WineQ hiding behind the bottle! If it’s at all similar to the one I just drank I would say it probably needs more time. This one wasn’t ready to drink !

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