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2014 Robert Mondavi Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 1.5L

2014 Robert Mondavi Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 1.5L

This is an absolute screaming buy if you’re able to find it at your Costco. We posted about the big bottles arriving in Nov for the holidays. At that time, this bottle was priced at $100. Today it can be had for half that.

The price on the standard size Mondavi Oakville at is $52, and the critics loved this wine, giving it 90+ points across the board. I was a huge fan of ’12 and ’13 Napa Cabs, and am starting to really enjoy the ’14s, which will also show a lot of potential down the line after a few more years.

In fact, scoring an Oakville Cab like this in the big bottle is perfect for the cellar (less air/wine contact ratio due to large format), and will be really exciting to pull out in 10 or more years. That said, it’s drinking pretty good right now too.

Mondavi Oakville Cabernet
The Mondavi Oakville Cab for $49.97 in the large format is a fantastic buy but so is the Sequoia Grove Cab in the 1.5L that was next to it (it scored 95 points from Decanter)

Let’s get into the wine itself. The blend has a few other varietals, made up of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc, 3% Malbec, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% Merlot.

Right away on the nose you can tell this is high quality Napa juice. I just love these Oakville wines; floral, vanilla aromas with big fruit, cherry, black currant and plum; full in body with cedar and espresso on the finish. A lovely wine.

As you can see in the photo above, the Sequoia Grove Cabernet in the 1.5L bottle was right next to this Mondavi. That’s another screaming deal that’s normally $40 for a standard size bottle. So keep an eye out for other deals in your Costco on these leftover large format bottles. It’s hard to say what you might find. Rating: 91 Points (a CostcoWineBlog Top Pick)

Costco item number: 432802

Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA

Alc. 14.5%

Mike Hoban

Wednesday 16th of January 2019

Probably have mentioned this but when prices at Costco end with a .97 it generally means close-out. Seems that way with these two magnum offerings.

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