Robert Mondavi Winery
2014 Maestro Red
Red Blend •To Kalon and Wappo Hill vineyards
California: Napa Valley
Last year, Robert Mondavi Winery released their 50th anniversary Maestro Red Blend. That wine was so heralded that they made a successive vintage.
Today’s 2014 Maestro combines grapes from the incredible To Kalon and Wappo Hill vineyards. Can you even find a To Kalon wine for under $150?
Today you can…
Unless we sell out. You see, we quickly sold out of the previous vintage of this wine, and today’s allocation will also likely sell out.
Rich and very fragrant, with bold black fruits, loamy earth, and spice. Aromas of blackberry, black cherry, dusty bramble, dried cherry, cedar, cassis, spice box, baker’s chocolate, dried black rose petal, and black pepper. To Kalon fruit shines in this richly layered blend, with flavors of black cherry, blackberry, tobacco, sweet spice, savory herb, graphite, baker’s chocolate, cigar box, and cassis. This blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Cabernet Franc, 2% Merlot, and 2% Petit Verdot is a true delight.
In 1966, Robert Mondavi was a man with a mission. Mondavi had the vision to create the first major post-prohibition winery in the United States. His dream of crafting the best wines in the world has been realized and today the winery is recognized as a global leader in fine wine. It hardly gets much finer than with today’s Maestro, a worthy homage to the master of wine himself.
Hues of blackberry juice, through and through. Springy and fast-settling when swirled.
Blackberry, black cherry, dusty bramble, dried cherry, cedar, cassis, spice box, baker’s chocolate, dried black rose petal, and black pepper.
Black cherry, blackberry, tobacco, sweet spice, savory herb, graphite, baker’s chocolate, cigar box and cassis.
Elegant and super long with black fruits and spice sustaining until the very end. Soft tannins add a plump, soft dryness at the very end.
This magnificent beast would pair well with a dry aged New York steak, a pile of spaghetti & meatballs or a long conversation about just how great this wine is!
What the Winery Says
- Geneviève Janssens
- Red Wine
- 73% Cabernet Sauvignon
- 23% Cabernet Franc
- 2% Merlot
- 2% Petit Verdot
- Napa Valley
- 5.9 g/L
- 0.09 g/L
- 21 months
- 28% new French oak