M by Michael Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
#52 James Suckling Top 100 Napa and Sonoma Wines of 2017
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.
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
|Brand||M by Michael Mondavi|
James SucklingFabulous aromas of mushrooms, cork tree, stones and blackberries. Spices, too. Full-bodied yet focused and precise with a clarity and beauty of fruit that shows fantastic texture. Wonderful length and intensity. A wine that seduces you now but shows such promise for the future.
Wine AdvocateDeep garnet with a hint of purple, the 2014 M by Michael Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon has pronounced plum preserves, blueberry coulis and blackcurrant cordial with hints of chocolate box, licorice, baking spices and fragrant earth. The medium to full-bodied palate is firm, fine grained and lively with great intensity of black fruits and earthy layers, finishing long with a mineral kick.