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On January 20th
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Robert Mondavi Winery 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville

Robert Mondavi Winery 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville

This was a wine I featured in the annual “8 wines to try before you die” class, which probably should be re-named “Keith’s wonky wine class.”

Like must Napa Cabs that are typically sold for over $50, this is a great wine. But this wine is important for a few other reasons. First, it’s made in a true Mondavi style, honed in the 60’s and perfected in the 80’s: this is how Cabs tasted when Napa Valley was first hailed as America’s Bordeaux.

Second, This is like listening to Nirvana’s Teen Spirit for the first time: It  contains the truth of Napa and every argument about why it deserves to be one of the great wine regions of the world. Third, it is a rare chance to taste grapes from the To-Kalon vineyard, one of the most famous historical vineyards in Napa.

Fourth, it’s only $30 in PA wine & spirits stores right now. Sure, if you are reading this anytime  but in early 2017 in Philadelphia, be prepared to be very, very jealous: we are buying this bottle for half of what you are paying for. Ha!