Robert Mondavi To Kalon Vineyard Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Oakville|
A different beast, yet in the same ballpark qualitatively, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon To Kalon just jumps out of the glass with a huge nose of sage brush, chocolate, violets, tobacco, and assorted sweet black and blue fruits. Showing the more exuberant, sexy style of the vintage, it's full-bodied and concentrated, yet has terrific tannins as well as length. It's a beautiful wine from this estate that will drink well for 3 decades or more.
Composed of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon To Kalon Reserve features a deep garnet-purple color and wonderfully expressive nose of crème de cassis, preserved plums and black forest cake with hints of cigar boxes, aniseed, dark chocolate and forest floor. Full-bodied, rich and concentrated in the mouth, the ripe, opulent black fruit is well supported by velvety tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing long and spicy.
The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon To Kalon Vineyard is one of the finest wines I have tasted from Robert Mondavi of late. Sumptuous, rich and expansive, the 2015 offers tremendous fruit density and freshness, something that was especially hard to come by in this very challenging year. With its soft edges and voluptuous curves, the 2015 will drink well with minimal cellaring. Readers will have a hard time keeping their hands off this gem. Core To Kalon parcels include MacDonald, Monastery and T.
Perfumed in rose and violet, this reserve-worthy red displays deft notes of currant, dark cherry and plum along an exotic mineral-laden lineup of crushed rock and cocoa powder. Plush and broadly expansive in tannin, it persists in a classic, old-world finish of dried herb, sage and clove. Enjoy best 2025-2030.
Very tight and structured, this stylish effort offers compact dark berry, currant, cedar and crushed rock flavors, making for a wine that is best-served by a long decant or cellar time. Best from 2021 through 2032. 7,995 cases made.