"M" by Michael Mondavi
Michael Mondavi’s vision for a great Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
M starts with Cabernet Sauvignon vines planted to Cabernet Clone 4 on 110R rootstock, which produces structured fruit with ample tannins and acid to balance the concentrated dark fruit flavors. In order to perfect his process, Rob Mondavi, Jr. consulted with viticulturist Danny Schuster to help unlock the secrets of his family’s Animo Vineyard. Rob and Danny harness an organic natural approach to the vineyard that exemplifies the beautifully, unique attributes of this site.
94 Points - James Suckling
Blend: 98% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petit Verdot
The M by Michael Mondavi effuses fresh dark fruit aromas accentuated by subtler notes of forest-floor and graphite. The wine's round mouthfeel and satiny tannins wrap around classic flavors of cassis,blackberry and black cherry. This refined and age-worthy wine simultaneously offers a long lingering finish, with lively acidity and a sturdy structure at the close.
$600.00 for 3 bottles in a beautiful wood display box.
94 Points - Wine Enthusiast
100 % Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2009 M by Michael Mondavi offers a harmonious aromatic balance of rich dark fruit, stems of roses, and earthy forest floor. The juicy entry offers a round, silky mouthfeel with just enough acidity to complement the satin texture. This seductive wine shows flavors of black cassis, black cherry and a hint of cocoa powder. The fine-grained, plush tannins evolve into a long, supple finish. A supremely age-worthy wine, it will delight now and for many years to come.
94 Points - Robert Parker
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Linear and precise, this library vintage of M by Michael Mondavi opens with expressive aromas of quince, plum, juniper, cassis, blackberry & dark roasted coffee beans. With time and swirls of air, notes of dried rose petals, coriander, cinnamon and clove develop. This wine enters the palate with subtle tannins at first, and soon broadens into a silky expanse of vanilla bean, cocoa, roasted dates, black cherry, and orange blossom tea. The evolution of flavors continues with candied figs, bramble-berry, and cocoa covered strawberries.
96 Points - James Suckling
58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 2% Malbec
Linear and precise, the 2016 M by Michael Mondavi opens with expressive aromas of quince, plum, juniper, cassis, blackberry & dark roasted coffee beans. With time and swirls of air, notes of dried rose petals, coriander, cinnamon and clove develop.
95 Points - Wine Advocate
89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, 2% Merlot, 1% Malbec, 1% Petit Verdot
Aromas of dark fruits and fresh French plums, with notes of roasted hazelnuts are at the core of the bouquet. The attack on the palate is soft, and delicate flavors of refined vine fruits and orchard blossoms mingle together providing a seamless wine with a lingering finish. This is an elegant medium body wine, flush with restrained opulence.
97 Points - James Suckling
94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% CabernetFranc, 2% Merlot, and 2% Malbec
Bold, rich dark cherry and loganberry with dark chocolate mocha play center stage for the aromatics. As the wine washes across the palate, the flavors compliment the aromatics, and the acidity balances the wine. The tannin profile is akin to a dark chocolate truffle, fully coating the palate and providing graceful form and structure. This is a wine that shows harmony between power and softness, with accenting notes of blackcurrant, boysenberries and subtle licorice. The dark fruit and balanced body suggest that this wine is the finest M by Michael Mondavi to date.
96 Points - James Suckling
90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot
Aromatics of freshly muddled boysenberries, toasted vanilla and slight woodsy cardamom grace the opening volley. The welcoming notes of this wine offer an integrated structure of approachable and full tannins with interlocked fruits that define the beauty of this vintage. The 2013 M by Michael Mondavi wine has a complete mouthfeel, which is complimented by elegant aromatics and a superb lengthy finish.