Robert Mondavi To Kalon Vineyard Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Wine SpectatorAlong with 2008, this is the best of the recent vintages. Dramatic, explosive flavors impart strength, personality and depth.-Robert Mondavi vertical (December 2015). Drink now through 2037. 7,269 cases made.
VinousA dark, sumptuous beauty, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve To Kalon Vineyard boasts marvelous depth and pure texture. Hints of mocha, espresso, cloves, new leather and menthol wrap around a core of dark, pliant fruit. The 2012 has just been bottled, but it is already hugely expressive. In particular, the addition of 7% Cabernet Franc is quite noticeable in the wine's super-expressive, resonant aromatics.
Wine EnthusiastCellar Selection. From one of the Napa Valley's most historically famous sites, this Cab delivers a testament to gamy blackberry and blueberry alongside complex cassis, clove and black licorice. Full bodied and richly concentrated, it's also soft and well integrated, entirely pleasurable now, with years to go in terms of structure and body. Cellar through 2027 and possibly beyond.