Robert Mondavi Woodbridge Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Note: I publish batches of reviews that I call Good Values Wine Picks. These are from the regular section of the liquor store rather than the Vintages section, and tend to be lower priced and the most widely available of all wines. The last four reviews I did were: September 11, July 26, September 12 and March 7.
Terrific for this price point! Opens with mouth-filling dark fruit and coffee aromas. Full-bodied but supple with a lick of blackcurrant on the finish. Comfort in a glass. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: pepper steak, prime rib.
This Cabernet Sauvignon was reviewed March 28, 2011 by Natalie MacLean
Opinions about wine differ greatly as the experience is subjective. You may find it helpful to compare this critical evaluation of the wine with mine as well as your own:
|Carla rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:|
Very smooth, vanilla tobacco flavours with a lingering cassis finish. Mature, yet easy on the palate. Slips down nicely. Holds its own with a wide range of foods. It's been in my wine cooler for some time. Should have opened it sooner.
|The aromas of coffee and toasted oak in our 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon mingle with deep flavors of black cherries and black currants to produce a wonderfully elegant wine. Ripe fruit flavors are structured with firm, seamless tannins and excellent balance. A small amount of Petite Sirah adds a touch of blackberry liqueur, while Merlot and Syrah enhance the wine’s rich mouthfeel and spicy finish. Enjoy this approachable Cabernet Sauvignon with a grilled steak, lamb burgers cooked over the coals and, when cooler weather sets in, hearty soups and stews.|
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Serve this wine between 60-65 degrees Farenheit or 15-18 degrees Celsius.