2012 M by Michael Mondavi
“When I first planted the vines for M over a decade ago, my goal was to make a wine that personifies the soil and climate of the vineyard and my vision as a vintner.” –MICHAEL MONDAVI
M is an elegant, dynamic Cabernet Sauvignon inspired by both the timeless reds of Bordeaux and the legendary Robert Mondavi Reserve Cabernets of the 1960s and early ‘70s that Michael made himself. A classic Napa Valley growing season and harvest provided an abundance of quality grapes from which winemakers had to choose in 2012. From spring bud break, through flowering, fruit set, and ripening, conditions were ideal. A consistent stretch of warm summer weather, without large heat spikes and with plenty of cool and foggy nights, ripened grapes to perfection before late rains appeared at the end of October.