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Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon

June 5, 2007
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 comments:

  1. winedeb said...

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

    6/6/07, 10:46 AM  

  2. Dr. Debs said...

    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?

    6/6/07, 5:14 PM  

  3. Sonadora said...

    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 !

    6/12/07, 12:58 PM  

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