Robert Mondavi Maestro Red Blend – 750ML

WS 88

Tasting Notes

Highly inspired by the response to our limited-release 50th Anniversary Maestro, we once again let artistic direction in the vineyard lead us to a unique blend in this second rendition of Maestro, where a crescendo of dark, juicy plum and cassis fruit, violet, cinnamon, and unsweetened cocoa linger on sumptuous sips full of vibrant flavor and plush tannins. 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Cabernet Franc, 2% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot

Winemaking Information

The grapes were hand-harvested into small bins and carefully sorted in our gravity-flow cellar. The clusters were gently destemmed directly into traditional French oak tanks for cold soak, fermentation and extended maceration – a total of 24 days of wine to skin contact – maximizing the extraction of varietal character and complexity while keeping the tannins fleshy and supple. The new wine was drained and gently pressed into 28% new French-oak barrels for malolactic fermentation, assuring seamless integration of fruit and oak. The final blend was assembled through repeated tasting trials over the 21 months of barrel aging.

Wine Spectator

88 points - Wine Spectator // Aromas of dark berry, herb and cedar are raw and gritty on the palate, young and intense meaning it's best to cellar short term in the hopes of a smoother texture. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Best from 2018 through 2028. 30,000 cases made. å_åÑåÐJL (Web only, 2017)
Varietal Red Blend
Country United States
Region California
Appellation Napa Valley
Brand Robert Mondavi
Vintage 2014

SKU 29632
750ML