From Michael Mondavi, this is another great Cabernet Sauvignon, which seems to be in the DNA of this family. Michael Mondavi’s 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon M has an opaque ruby/purple color and a gorgeous nose of crème de cassis, licorice, a touch of graphite and background oak. Fresh, youthful and belying its ten years of age, it tastes more like 3- to 5-year-old Napa Cabernet. The wine is full-bodied, impressively endowed, and set for a good two decades of aging. This wine probably merits some patience, although it’s certainly showing well at present.
93+ points, eRobertParker.com (Issue # 219 - Jun 2015)
Tight and cedary, with mineral, sage and oak flavors that overshadow the dried currant, spice and black cherry fruit. Well-structured and focused. Best from 2010 through 2016. 700 cases made.
91 points, Wine Spectator (Feb 2009)