2019 The Estates Red Blend Oakville


Total $75

A true reflection of place. Grapes selected for our Oakville Red Blend were grown on low-fertility, well-drained soils with optimal sun exposure, enabling development of rich, complex flavors and astounding fruit maturity.

Ripe Cherry
Dried Herbs

Toasted Almond
Bay Leaf

ABV 14%

Vintage 2019

Composition 49% Cabernet Franc, 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot

Pairs well with Roquefort cheese and roasted sirloin with mushrooms

Robert Mondavi chose Oakville for the home of his winery in 1966 and planted Cabernet Sauvignon with the goal of creating wines that could stand in the company of the world’s finest. All grapes for our 2019
Oakville Red Blend come from our To Kalon® Vineyard (100% Napa Valley, 100% Oakville District, 97% To Kalon Vineyard).

Pts. JebDunnuck.com "The 2019 Red Blend Estate comes all from the To Kalon Vineyard and is close to an even split of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. It's a clear step up over the base Red Blend and offers terrific, full-bodied aromas and flavors of darker fruits, dark chocolate, violets, and a kiss of spring flowers. With silky tannins, terrific balance, and outstanding length, it's going to evolve for 15 years or so." - Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, October 31, 2023
Pts. JamesSuckling.com "This has a pretty fragrance of violets, green peppercorns, salted olives, blackcurrants and black raspberries. Creamy, salted dark chocolate and praline to follow. Medium-to full-bodied with fine-grained tannins. Delicious and superbly balanced. 50% cabernet franc, 47% cabernet sauvignon and 3% petit verdot. Drink from 2023." - James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, February 16, 2023
Pts. Wine Spectator "Reserved in style, with a core of gently mulled black currant and blackberry fruit liberally laced with singled cedar, vanilla, and tobacco leaf accents. Reveals a late tug of warm paving stone on the finish. Shows more of its Cabernet Franc edge in the end. Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Bet from 2024 through 2032." - James Molesworth, Wine Spectator, September 21, 2022