Michael Mondavi Family Animo Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 - Vine Republic
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Michael Mondavi Family Animo Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

  • wa93+
  • js93
  • ws91
Michael Mondavi Family Animo Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

SKU 877397004474


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.
Category Red Wine
Region California, Napa Valley
Brand Michael Mondavi Family
Alcohol/vol 14.6%
  • wa93+

Wine AdvocateThe 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.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, October 2018
  • js93

James SucklingBlueberry 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.

  • ws91

Wine SpectatorA juicy, muscular style, featuring a ball of red and black currant paste flavors embedded with anise, fruitcake and roasted apple wood notes. A bramble hint adds energy to the fruit-packed finish. Best from 2020 through 2027. 948 cases made.

James Molesworth, October 2019