Robert Mondavi To Kalon Vineyard Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

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Founded in 1966 by the legendary Robert Mondavi, today, the Robert Mondavi Winery continues to produce benchmark California wines, especially Cabernet Sauvignon-based reds. Planted originally in 1868, the To Kalon Vineyard has become recognized as one of the best vineyards in the world for Bordeaux red varieties.  Ancient Greek for “the highest beauty,” To Kalon is the historic vineyard that provides Robert Mondavi Winery with grapes for its world-class Cabernet Sauvignon To Kalon Reserve and Oakville District Cabernet Sauvignon.The 2012 Reserve To Kalon is made of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petite Verdot.
Category Red Wine
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Appellation Oakville
Brand Robert Mondavi
Alcohol/vol 15%
  • ws96

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.

James Laube, 2016
  • agv94

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.

December 2014
  • we94

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.

Virginie Boone, December 1, 2015