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The May 2022 Auction: Part 3

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Auction Ends: 5/19/2022 6:00:00 PM PDT

Lot #705. Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 1983

Description: Consists of 1 Bottle, 0.75L
Score: 94 WFW.
"Many Napa Valley wines of this era are criticized, in retrospect, for being imitation Bordeaux. Not this one. The mint on the nose and cola on the palate mark it as unmistakably New World . . . . robust tannins . . . . there’s a nice freshness in the wine and a leap in concentration from the older vintages that gives it strong appeal more than three decades on. I credit two percentages: 13.8, which is the amount of bright, red-fruited Cabernet Franc in the blend, and 12.2, extremely low alcohol for Napa even in the early 1980s." World of Fine Wine, Bruce Schoenfeld, Issue #53
Provenance: The Franconien Cellar
Notes: Top shoulder, very lightly corroded capsule, nicked label.
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Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $90

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