La Famiglia di Robert Mondavi Moscato Blanco California 2008

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An elegant, intensely fruity wine with scents of spice and floral notes of orange blossom and rose petal. Rich and concentrated honeyed fruit flavors are enlivened with fresh acidity. Beautifully balanced, the wine resonates like a finely tuned cello, with a lengthy finish and sumptuous return.

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La Famiglia di Robert Mondavi:
In 1989, inspired by their Italian heritage, the Robert Mondavi family began experimenting with California-grown Italian varietals. The result was La Famiglia; food friendly wines with the fruit expression of California vineyards. When Robert Mondavi Winery was sold to a publicly traded wine company based in New York, we saw an opportunity to acquire the unique La Famiglia brand. We reth... Read more
In 1989, inspired by their Italian heritage, the Robert Mondavi family began experimenting with California-grown Italian varietals. The result was La Famiglia; food friendly wines with the fruit expression of California vineyards. When Robert Mondavi Winery was sold to a publicly traded wine company based in New York, we saw an opportunity to acquire the unique La Famiglia brand. We rethought the brand from the ground up and set out to craft special wines. Seeking the best possible fruit sources for the two varietals, we eventually selected several eminent Russian River vineyards in Sonoma Valley for the Pinot Grigio and Snows Lake Vineyard in the Red Hills Lake County appellation for the Barbera. These unique first-class vineyards and small lot winemaking meant lower production levels as we dramatically reduced production from 18,000 cases a year to less than 3,000 cases a year. Read less
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Snooth User: wine o new york
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3.50 5
04/25/2010

Not as intense as other vintages, however it will not dissapoint. It generally is very consistent Moscato, with gentle sustaining flavors and a touch of fruit. Still a great wine and a wonderful primer to those getting aquainted with wine for the first time.

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    12/01/2010

    Four glasses


    External Reviews for La Famiglia di Robert Mondavi Moscato Blanco California

    External Review
    Source: We Speak Wine
    03/03/2010

    Robert Mondavi Moscato d'Oro Napa Valley 2008 375ML Half Bottle


    External Review
    Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
    05/18/2011

    Captivating aromas of lime, mint and spring flowers, with a hint of oyster shell. Juicy and lively in the mouth, with bright grapefruit and floral flavors. Comes across as much less sweet than its 100 grams of residual sugar would suggest, thanks to bright acidity and citrus peel notes. This was served to me as partly frozen slush, which is the way Robert Mondavi enjoys this extremely refreshing wine.


    External Review
    Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
    05/18/2011

    A sweet pretty wine with lip-smacking flavors of ripe, sweet oranges, apricots and cherries, with a luscious edge of smoke, vanilla and cinnamon. Tastes quite sweet, with a crisp backbone of steely acidity.


    External Review
    Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
    05/18/2011

    As I stated earlier, Mondavi has launched an Italian varietal campaign, with good rather that sublime results. It has produced an aromatic, intense, moderately sweet yet crisp and beautifully constructed 1995 Moscato d'Oro... Mondavi's answer to the gorgeous Moscatos of Piedmont, Italy. It is a lovely, rich wine that should be over the next 1-2 years.


    External Review
    Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
    05/18/2011

    Still with some spritz, this is a sweet, but not too sweet, clean and vibrant wine. with rich flavors of apricots and vanilla. The effervescence should disappear in time.



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    Tasting Notes:

    Our 2008 Moscato d’Oro’s intense aromas are perfumed with notes of jasmine flower, lychee (an Asian fruit), guava and ripe peach. The lush, sweet flavors—echoing the aroma’s floral and tropical fruit expression—are perfectly balanced with a crisp, citrusy finish. We made the wine entirely from Muscat Canelli grapes grown in our Wappo Hill Vineyard in Napa Valley’s Stags Leap District. We captured the grape variety’s fresh fruit character by fermenting the juice at cold temperatures.

    An elegant, intensely fruity wine with scents of spice and floral notes of orange blossom and rose petal. Rich and concentrated honeyed fruit flavors are enlivened with fresh acidity. Beautifully balanced, the wine resonates like a finely tuned cello, with a lengthy finish and sumptuous return.

    Closure: Cork

    Wine Specs:

    Total Acidity: 0.65 grams per liter

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