WINE REVIEW: CK Mondavi Family Select 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, California ($16)
by Andrew Chalk
The latest sub-brand in the CK Mondavi line, Family Select denotes a higher level of quality in the CK Mondavi family’s wines. Currently a cabernet sauvignon and a chardonnay, additional varieties may appear down the road.
Appearance: Translucent ruby;
Nose: Raspberry and raisin;
Palate: Raspberries, pyrazines, lead pencil, thyme, tannins calibrated to shine but not overwhelm, medium acid and light use of oak..
Made to appeal to a large audience and priced accordingly.
FROM THE WINERY…
ABOUT THE CK MONDAVI FAMILY SELECT
A collection that brings the vision of the 4th Generation of our family to life. Affectionately dubbed the ‘G4,’ the six cousins made these wines to honor our heritage with a fresh take on classic varietals. Winemaker and member of the G4, Angelina Mondavi, crafted these complex and elegant wines to showcase our winegrowing expertise, commitment to quality, and winemaking legacy. We carefully sourced grapes from our finest vineyard blocks in Dunnigan Hills, Lodi, Yountville, and St. Helena,while oak aging lends additional texture and richness.
FAMILY SELECT CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2019 California
A 4th Generation Mondavi Family Offering
As a family business, owned and operated for five generations, we take tremendous pride in providing the best possible wine to consumers with the highest quality grapes from select vineyards. Our wine isn’t just meant for special occasions, we believe good wine should be on every table, fostering togetherness, and creating memories with family (the family you are born into, or the family you choose along the way). Great Grapes, Great Friends, Good Times. Never stuffy or pretentious, just deliciousness crafted for sharing. Buen Provecho from our family to yours!
PRIMARY GROWING REGIONS
Dunnigan Hills, Yolo County - premier fruit selections from our estate-grown vineyards
Lodi, Northern Interior – Districts 9,11,12
Yountville, Napa Valley- premier fruit selections from our estate-grown vineyards
St. Helena, Napa Valley- premier fruit selections from our estate-grown vineyards
FOOD PAIRING RECOMMENDATIONS FROM OUR TABLE TO YOURS . . .
CK Mondavi Family Select Cabernet Sauvignon is designed to be paired with juicy red meat, like steak or chops, as the firm tannins in this wine refresh the palate after each bite. Our favorites are Gruyère cheeseburgers, slow-smoked brisket, braised lamb shank with herbs or teriyaki tri-tip steaks.
- Angelina Mondavi
VARIETAL: Primarily Cabernet Sauvignon with a blend of Merlot, Petite Sirah and a splash of Petit Verdot.