2011 Robert Mondavi "To Kalon Vineyard Reserve" Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon
Black cherries, plums, mocha, leather and cloves are some of the many notes that meld together in the 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve To Kalon Vineyard. A dark, pliant, brooding wine, the 2011 has an element of gravitas that is impossible to miss. All the elements meld together nicely in the glass. Hints of black cherry jam and spices show an element of racy sweetness from the late harvest. This is the first vintage in which the Reserve is 100% To Kalon. (AG)
*Editor's Choice* This is the winery’s first vintage of prominently labeling its reserve-tier Cab under the To Kalon name, a nod to the vineyard’s importance in the blend, which is almost all Cabernet Sauvignon, with handfuls of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Soft and structured, it’s a subtly powerful wine, offering cassis, cranberry, dried herb and savory touch of black tea.
A wine of finesse and polish, this displays striking grace and elegance, with firm, refined red berry, currant, black cherry and subtle vanilla oak notes. The finish sails along smoothly. Drink now through 2022.