ABOUT THIS WINE
For four generations the Mondavi family has crafted world-class wines in the Napa Valley. In 1999, Michael Mondavi, together with wife Isabel, son Rob Jr., and daughter Dina, purchased the land to plant the Animo Vineyard in Atlas Peak. Today, the family-owned Estate is comprised of two distinct Napa Valley vineyards with unique growing conditions and terroirs.
Blend: 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc, & 2% Petit Verdot
93 POINTS - "The Animo is a second label, a cross section from the ranch. Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Animo opens with expressive blackberry pie and blueberry compote notes with hints of red currant jelly, cinnamon stick, rose hip tea, dried lavender and cigar box. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has fantastic tension and a solid frame of ripe, grainy tannins supporting the vibrant black and red fruits, finishing long and perfumed." - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
93 POINTS - "Blueberry and floral aromas dominate here. Medium to full body, integrated tannins and a fresh finish. This is tight and reserved and needs two or three years to open. Drink in 2019." - James Suckling
91 POINTS - "This offers classic flavors of crisp, red currant and cassis, with background notes of dried herb and floral rose. The tannins are sturdy and supportive of the fruit. Toasted oak components are emphasized on the lengthy peppery finish." - Wine Enthusiast
Aromatics of cocoa nibs, turmeric, suede, and broken, mixed berries perfume the wine, while notes of fresh, red currant along with blackberry nuances culminate for a bright acidity on the palate followed by a rounded texture and nicely structured yet plush tannins.