C. Mondavi and Sons Chardonnay the Divining Rod Santa Lucia Highland 2011
"The 2011 Continuum is a dark, brooding beauty. The heavy presence of Petit Verdot, 11% in this vintage, is clearly felt in the wine's somber, intense personality. The 2011 is going to require significant patience. It boasts superb density and pedigree, but it was also bottled just a few months ago, and is a bit unsettled at this stage. The 2011 was made from virtually all estate fruit, with a splash of Petit Verdot from Mount Veeder...95+" Antonio Galloni 11/13
Editorial Reviews for C. Mondavi and Sons Chardonnay the Divining Rod Santa Lucia Highland
Rather perfumy on the nose with creamy raw almond undertones to the slightly spicy pineapple and pear fruit on the nose. This turns even more floral with air. Crisp on entry with nice bright acids driving an apple laden midpalate that picks up some creme brulee and key lime pie flavors on the backend. Just a slightly creamy edge adds textural detail to the fairly bright midpalate. the flavors are a bit simple and lack the brightness of the texture, but this is so easy to drink, finishing with a lightly veneer of oak spice and vanilla. Has a certain elegance to it but is simple. 87pts
Four and a half glasses
Excellent all around wine, great for mostly any occasion.
Recommended by WYPR's Cellar Notes (as a picnic wine).
very smooth, very nice
External Reviews for C. Mondavi and Sons Chardonnay the Divining Rod Santa Lucia Highland
This distinguished Wine Gift Basket features Robert Mondavi's 90 point Napa Valley Cabernet along with a variety of delectable gourmet treats. According to renowned Wine Critic Robert Parker It is hard to find a better value than the outstanding 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, This sleeper of the vintage exhibits an opaque ruby/purple color as well as loads of cassis, blackberry, graphite, and cedar notes. Full-bodied, rich, and concentrated with silky tannins and a lush, generous constitution, this beauty is capable of lasting 10-15 years.' This basket includes one bottle of Mondavi Napa Cabernet, Rustic Vineyard Napkins, NapaCabs Logo Corkscrew, Bruschetta Original Parmesan Sourdough Crisps, Sonoma Jacks Garlic and Herb Gourmet Cheese Wedges, East Shore Coarse Mustard with Dill, Angelina s Sweet Butter Cookies and Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate. (Due to the popularity of this product, we reserve the right to substitute accessories items of equal or greater quality.)
Smooth and silky, this Merlot displays seductive layers of berry, plum, violet and spice character. The wine's fruit-forward style comes from California's Central Coast vineyards where the grapes ripen slowly and develop a myriad of flavours.
Robert Mondavi Private Selection Chardonnay and all other wine from Robert Mondavi Private Selection are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.
This Trio was inspired by some of our collector's favorite producers. Each combo includes 1 bottle of Sea Smoke 2008 Pinot Noir Ten Santa Rita Hills, 1 bottle of Robert Mondavi 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Napa Valley which received 95 points from the Wine Advocate, Wine Spectator, and Wine Enthusiast, and 1 bottle of Standish 2005 Shiraz Barossa Valley which received 96 points from the Wine Advocate.
Velvety flavors, full of blackberries, currants and warm spices highlight our Coastal Cabernet Sauvignon. Grapes were harvested from vineyards in Californias North Coast appellation. The complex inter
Velvety flavors, full of blackberries, currants and warm spices highlight our Coastal Cabernet Sauvignon. Grapes were harvested from vineyards in Californias North Coast appellation. The complex interplay of aromas and flavors in the wine come from these vineyards which are rooted in varied soils. Winemaker Ken Shyvers carefully selects the grapes for our Cabernet to ensure rich, ripe character with soft tannins. This means that you will be enjoying a very approachable wine.
90 Points - The Wine Advocate"It is hard to find a better value than the outstanding 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon (which may even be discounted for under $25 a bottle). This sleeper of the vintage exhibits an opaque ruby/purple color as well as loads of cassis, blackberry, graphite, and cedar notes. Full-bodied, rich, and concentrated with silky tannins and a lush, generous constitution, this beauty is capable of lasting 10-15 years."90 Points - International Wine Cellar"Good deep ruby-red. Aromatic nose combines currant, flowers, menthol, mint and fresh herbs (I might have said garrigue). Then sweet and lush but suave and not at all exaggerated, with very good tannic support to the red fruit and lavender flavors."
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