Robert Mondavi Private Selection Cabernet Sauvignon Central Coast

Safeway, $5.99-$9.99
Total Wine & More, $5.95
BevMo, $9.99 (’09 Vintage)

Aaron: The robust smell of this cab featured chocolate and acai (much to my liking!)  The flavor was quite fruity with small berries and a slight sweetness.  Most important, I felt the tannins were perfectly balanced, creating a smooth but full flavor.  There was certainly some oak, but combined with the vanilla this was an easily drinkable wine.  93 points

Teri: Mondavi’s private selection cab has a rounded warm blueberry smell on the nose with a ‘back of the tongue’ bite but overall supple tannins. Flavors of blackberry, acai, bark, and mocha pair with long legs and a full flavor. This bottle would blend well with many meals. A great and cheaper choice to bring to a dinner party. 91 points

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