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Robert Mondavi Winery Private Selection Pinot Noir 2012 Wine Review

Robert Mondavi Winery Private Selection Pinot Noir 2012

Robert Mondavi Winery Private Selection Pinot Noir 2012

California, United States

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 9

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Price: $17.95

Drink: 2013-2016

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Robert Mondavi Winery

Agent: Arterra Wines Canada Inc.

Natalie's Score: 88/100

A medium-bodied, smooth Californian Pinot Noir that offers solid value in the glass. Aromas of cherries and berries, but not wildly fruity. Nice finish. Pair with veal or sip as an aperitif.

This Robert Mondavi Winery Private Selection Pinot Noir 2012 was reviewed on August 15, 2014 by Natalie MacLean

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Martha Kelly AIWS - CS rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review:

Pale ruby in colour, with refreshing acidity and supple tannins this medium-bodied wine gives a flavour rush of dark cherry, raspberry, pomegranate, with earth and spice adding to its complexity.
Long length on the soft, warming finish.
Enjoy today, or keep up to 3 years.
Pair with Port sauted mushrooms on Brie flatbread.
Date tasted: August 2014.
Chris Coughlin - WSET level 3 grad rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Noticeable tannins on the pinot noir, warm fruit flavours of raspberry, cherry and raspberry leaf. Great example of a California pinot.
Douglas McMillan rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Strawberry, raspberry, cherry, smoke, subtle spices and cedar. The taste is balanced about the same, tnippped a little more toward the smoke and cherry. Quite a nice new world Pinot. This would be quite nice with a roast pork with cranberries.
Courtney Flood rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Tart cherry, oregano, and black pepper. Good for a herb roasted chicken and potatoes.
Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Light bodied, but with a deep ruby colour. Tart cherry and strawberry on the nose with some cedar as well. On the palate, tart but not overwhelming, with the cherry and strawberry both coming through with a bit of pepper as well. This would be a great match with roasted pork.

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