Napa and Sonoma Cabernet 2009: panel tasting results

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High alcohols and uneven quality in the generic-level wines marred what was otherwise a fine tasting, with our experts recommending most wines for good medium-term drinking. See the top 18 Napa and Sonoma Cabernet 2009 wines here...
Napa and Sonoma Cabernet 2009, Robert Mondavi
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Robert Mondavi, Reserve, Oakville, Napa Valley

Robert Mondavi, Reserve, Oakville, Napa Valley
Decanter average score:  18pts/20 (93/100pts)
Individual judge’s scores: Stephen Brook 17 Yohann Jousselin MS 18 David Motion 19
Intense essence of summer and autumn fruit on the nose with black cherry in there as well. Great acidity and lovely round tannins. Wonderful, silky mouthfeel, with sweet, supple, ripe fruit that’s not cloying or overdone. Top shelf.
Price £60 Morgan Classic Wines
Drink 2013–2035
Alc 15%