90 Points - Wine Spectator

Deep, powerful flavors of blackberry, anise, black olive, fresh tobacco, and dark chocolate mingle with sweet oak spices, nutmeg, and clove.

76% Cabernet Sauvignon
12% Petit Verdot
12% Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Merlot

Black Olive
Fresh Tobacco
Dark Chocolate 

Oak Spices

Pairs well with 

Short rib risotto and steak salad

A bottle of 2017 Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Napa Valley on a white background.
Our vineyards stretching out across the floor of the Napa Valley.

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. Most of the grapes for our Oakville District Cabernet Sauvignon come from our To Kalon Vineyard where the low-fertility, well-drained soils, aided by optimal sun exposure, lead to rich, complex flavors and impeccable fruit maturity.

The grapes were hand-harvested into small bins and carefully sorted in our gravity-flow cellar. The clusters were gently destemmed directly into traditional French oak tanks for cold soak, fermentation, and extended maceration – a total of 33 days of wine-to-skin contact – maximizing the extraction of varietal character and complexity while keeping the tannins fleshy and supple. The new wine was drained and gently pressed into French oak barrels (92% new) for malolactic fermentation, assuring seamless integration of fruit and oak. The final blend was crafted through repeated tasting trials over the 20 months of barrel aging. The wine was bottled in October of 2019.