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CK Mondavi

CK Mondavi
2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.6%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$7

CK Mondavi
2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.6%
Dusty violet color. Oaky aromas and flavors of blueberry handpie, swisher sweets, vanilla-spice bread pudding, and hints of mint with a slightly chewy, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, medium-length finish with woody tannins and moderate oak flavor. A toasty California quaffer for weeknight indulging.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Oaky & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: blueberry handpie, swisher sweets, vanilla-spice bread pudding, and hints of mint
Taste Flavor: blueberry handpie, swisher sweets, vanilla-spice bread pudding, and hints of mint
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A toasty California quaffer for weeknight indulging.

The Producer

CK Mondavi & Family

The Producer
572 Gateway Drive
Napa, CA 94558
USA

Their Portfolio

85 CK Mondavi NV White Moscato, California 11% (USA) $7.00.
BR CK Mondavi 2018 Sauvignon Blanc, California 12.6% (USA) $7.00. - Bronze Medal
BR CK Mondavi NV Red Blend, California 13.6% (USA) $7.00. - Bronze Medal
BR CK Mondavi 2019 Pinot Grigio, California 12.9% (USA) $7.00. - Bronze Medal
BR CK Mondavi NV White Moscato, California 11% (USA) $7.00. - Bronze Medal
BR CK Mondavi 2017 Merlot, California 13.6% (USA) $7.00. - Bronze Medal
BR CK Mondavi 2019 Chardonnay, California 13.4% (USA) $7.00. - Bronze Medal
87 CK Mondavi 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.6% (USA) $7.00.
BR CK Mondavi 2019 Pinot Grigio, California 12.9% (USA) $7.00. - Bronze Medal
BR CK Mondavi 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.6% (USA) $7.00. - Bronze Medal
85 CK Mondavi 2018 Merlot, California 13.6% (USA) $7.00.
BR Ck Mondavi 2020 Sauvignon Blanc, California 12.6% (USA) $7.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Ck Mondavi 2020 Chardonnay, California 13.4% (USA) $7.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Ck Mondavi 2018 Merlot, California 13.6% (USA) $7.00. - Bronze Medal
85 Ck Mondavi 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.6% (USA) $7.00.
BR Ck Mondavi 2020 Pinot Grigio, California 12.9% (USA) $7.00. - Bronze Medal
86 Flat Top Hills 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.5% (USA) $14.00.
86 Flat Top Hills 2018 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $14.00.
85 Flat Top Hills 2016 Red Blend, California 13.5% (USA) $14.00.
85 Flat Top Hills 2019 Rosé, California 13% (USA) $14.00.
BR Flat Top Hills 2018 Sauvignon Blanc, California 13.5% (USA) $14.00. - Bronze Medal
87 Flat Top Hills 2020 Rosé, California 13% (USA) $14.00.
87 Flat Top Hills 2018 Red Blend, California 13.5% (USA) $14.00.
BR Flat Top Hills 2020 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $13.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Flat Top Hills 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.5% (USA) $14.00. - Bronze Medal
BR French Blue 2019 Sauvignon Blanc, Bordeaux AOC 12% (France) $14.99. - Bronze Medal
BR French Blue 2019 Rosé, Bordeaux AOC 13% (France) $14.99. - Bronze Medal
BR French Blue 2020 Rosé, Bordeaux Rosé 12.5% (France) $14.00. - Bronze Medal
88 French Blue 2020 Sauvignon Blanc, Bordeaux AOC 12.5% (France) $14.00.

Cabernet Sauvignon

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Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
Cabernet Sauvignon is a variety that is the source of some of the world’s most celebrated and longest-lived reds. Grown in many countries, it is most famous in Bordeaux, where it is the principal grape in red Bordeaux as well as in California – especially Napa Valley- where it is labeled by its varietal name.

Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas and flavors of black currant, cassis, black cherry and sometimes plum (in warmer regions or vintages). Quite rich on the palate, the variety is very tannic, giving its wines a bitter edge in their youth, but also providing the wines with great aging potential, with top flight examples drinking well for as long as four or five decades. Given their richness and flavor profile, wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon need to be paired with rich red meats, such as steaks and roasts as well as game.

Besides France and California, other countries with warm growing regions also excel with Cabernet Sauvignon. These include the Maipo and Colchagua Valleys in Chile as well as the Bolgheri district, situated on the coast of Tuscany.