In a way it is fitting that Robert Mondavi Fume Blanc makes this top 10 list, after all it was the first wine bottled by the man that was to become one of the last century’s iconic figures in wine.
This, however, is not the wine that Robert Mondavi put in bottling in 1966, though it does carry on that lineage. Back then, Mondavi set out to show the wine drinking public how fine Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc could be if made in the classic Loire Valley style. Today their I-Block bottling serves as a benchmark for the heights the variety can achieve when small yields and enlightened winemaking is used. This is just delicious wine, more orange-toned than many, retaining refreshing acidity and yet offering a rich, slightly creamy and impeccably well balanced drinking experience.