Adulting with Mondavi Cab

A d u l t i n g w i t h M o n d a v i C a b

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UNDER $50 I feel like a real adult paying more than $15 for a bottle of Robert Mondavi wine. 

What I love about the wine

Robert Mondavi Winery has a sense of familiarity, this was a wine I would buy when I didn’t have a lot of money and I would spend about 15 bucks on a bottle of Robert Mondavi Red wine. It was affordable and a brand I could have handy when someone came over and they would know the name. I love memories that come back when I think of my early 20’s getting drunk on a very affordable bottle of wine. Shoot this was  20 years I bet I paid 10 bucks for the bottle.   

Did I love shelling out $50 bucks for a bottle of Mondavi? Not really but it had been so long since I had it I felt like I was paying for an oldie but goodie. Then I researched Robert Mondavi Winery and saw bottles of wine priced at over 100 and 200 bucks and I thought I was getting a bargain. 

Aside from the memories the name brings back to me, I love that you when I took my first sip I said to my husband, “Wow Robert Mondavi Winery has really come a long way from when I first had their wine 20 years ago.” My husband responded with, “Or maybe you have come a long way from only picking wines on the lowest shelf at the store.” Fair enough some people buy nicer clothes and boats when they are 20 years into their career, I buy nicer wine. 

But How Does It Taste?

I can’t compare the $15 Robert Mondavi Private Selection Bourbon Barrels Cabernet Sauvignon to the Napa Valley  because it has been a very long time since I had it. I promise you I will try it and let you know. As for the Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Cab, I thought it was more medium-bodied. I noticed aromas of oaky vanilla and tastes of dark fruits and oak. If you are fan of oaky wines this bottle has your name all over it.

Katerina Monroe
Katerina Monroe

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Congratulations on the award, it's well deserved! You guys definitely know what you're doing. Looking forward to my next visit to the winery!