Robert Mondavi Private Selection Cabernet Sauvignon (2016)

It is really amazing how many quality wines you can find at Target!  Yes Target.  Robert Mondavi Private Selection Cabernet Sauvignon (2016), which is aged in Bourbon Barrels is a great example of this.  It used to be when you got such a young Cab you didn’t even bother opening it up for a couple of years.  Not with Mondavi.  When they put out a wine it’s usually ready to drink.  And so it is with this delightful wine.  The bouquet is fruity with definite toasty oak overtones.  It is very jamy by itself but the fun really happens when you pair it with certain foods.  Paired with sharp cheese brings out the fruity berry flavor of the wine.  Paired with chocolate really brings out the bourbon overtones.  I would recommend this wine for any type of pork dish, cheese plate, quiche or especially with chocolate desserts.  This is a fun drinkable wine.  I give it 4 glasses for value and drinkability.

 

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My red wine guys, Jim and Rich, have been drinking and comparing red wines together for the last 10 years. We drink reds exclusively (except for champagne during New Year’s Eve celebration's or special occasions). In our search to find the best red wine for the buck, we are constantly buying and drinking a variety of reds. Frequently, we see many of our favorite reds increase in price (making them impractical to buy and consume with the dismal economy). This motivates us to try and compare lesser known reds from a variety of wineries. We are constantly telling our friends where to buy and save on these great reds. One weekend over a bottle of red wine (of course), we decided to share our recommendations with the world via a blog (with the support of our wives who really think this is another way for us to drink more red wine). We are going to be making road trips up the coast and sharing our opinions on some great California Reds. Jim is a retired Navy Senior Chief now working as a Navy Technical Rep. His world travels have given him the opportunity to taste wines on different continents. He finds himself often comparing them to his favorite region – Napa Valley’s Oakville/Rutherford districts that produce some of the world’s best Cabernet Sauvignon's. Richard is a musician who grew up in Santa Maria with a family rich with red wine tradition. According to the family legends, his grandfather used to make wine out of grapefruit when grapes were not available. He grew up drinking and making wine with his father and other Italian families in the central coast, long before there were grape vines in the area. In fact, the reason his family located to California was to make wine! Thank you for visiting our site! We hope you enjoy a glass of exceptional red wine soon!
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