"Mondavi’s 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is sumptuous and beautiful. Plums, mocha, cloves and pencil shavings are all woven together in this gorgeous, large-scaled Cabernet Sauvignon. All the elements are in the right place. Silky, nuanced tannins frame the voluptuous, caressing finish. A wine of centeredness and gorgeous precision, the 2009 is a true standout. The tannins need a few years to soften, but once that starts to happen, the 2009 should enjoy a long life. The blend is 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot. Stephan Tanzer -- 94pts (78% To Kalon fruit; as of the 2011 vintage, this wine will say To Kalon on the label; blended with 8.3% Cabernet Franc and 3.5% Petit Verdot): Saturated red-ruby. Currant, graphite, wild herbs, cedar and sexy oak on the nose, lifted by a floral topnote. A broad and very elegant midweight... with lively cassis and floral flavors burnished by mellow oak tones. Lovely fine-grained, long Cabernet with excellent lift."