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Mondavi Moscato d'Oro 2011

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91 points The Tasting Panel: Fresh, tangy and crisp with spice, lovely peach and slight spritz; racy and sweet with great acidity and structure. Intensely fruity and floral, yet light as air on the palate, the sweetness of the Moscato d'Oro is impeccably balanced by crisp, mouthwatering acidity. This elegant expression of orange blossom, white peach, fresh apricot and rose petal is interwoven with an unmistakable touch of honey. The clean, citrusy finish is enlivened by a soft, subtle tingle of effervescence. Alcohol 8.0%.

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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

Member Reviews for Mondavi Moscato d'Oro

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Snooth User: kkoloff
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5.00 5
12/10/2008

I'm by no means a wine expert, but when I sampled the Moscato d'Oro at the Mondavi winery last weekend, I *loved* the way this one tasted. I'd really like to break out of the fruity sweet wine category and try something new, but I haven't been able to find any whites or reds that I like. Any suggestions for a newbie? I need help!


Snooth User: wine o new york
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4.00 5
04/25/2010

This is a wonderful desert wine, soft, full and elegant the light peach hints are just an excellent compliment to a desert of assorted fruit along with a cake/ cookie of substance! One of my favorites. Years back you could not get this production unless you were actually buying it in the state of CA.


Snooth User: Liselle
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4.00 5
02/22/2010

This is what I'm toasting in my profile pic! Just a really great dessert wine to share with friends.


Snooth User: perfectjazz78
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4.00 5
07/21/2009

Amazing aroma and character. Great body and smooth long finish. I like this wine


Snooth User: aldo311
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3.50 5
04/29/2010

Sweet, fruity with a hint of pear, viscous texture yet sparkling at the same time... I would have given it 4 stars, but I have tried 3 bottles - two were 2007 vintage and one was 2008. The first was AMAZING, the second was a bit sour (relative to the first bottle I tried), and the third was okay. I have noticed an inconsistency in taste in other Moscato brands as well, but for the price and volume, it is a tad expensive to hope for a good batch.


Snooth User: goldenhoney
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3.50 5
01/19/2010

This was a great Mondavi white wine. I enjoyed this with a little bit of mild cheese and dessert. The price was well worth it in my budget range.


Snooth User: julieri1
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4.50 5
03/28/2008

I first tasted this at the Modavi winery in Napa. It's a delicious summer dessert wine. Fabulous chilled in the freezer or poured over peaches!


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External Reviews for Mondavi Moscato d'Oro

External Review
05/29/2013

Intensely fruity and floral, yet light as air on the palate, the sweetness of the Moscato d'Oro is impeccably balanced by crisp, mouthwatering acidity. This elegant expression of orange blossom, white peach, fresh apricot and rose petal is interwoven with an unmistakable touch of honey. The clean, citrusy finish is enlivened by a soft, subtle tingle of effervescence. - Winery


External Review
05/19/2011

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
01/09/2013

Robert Mondavi's original vision was to produce wines from the Napa Valley that would stand in the company of the world's finest. These wines are sourced from the finest appellations in the Napa Valley including Oakville, Stags Leap, and Carneros.


External Review
05/19/2011

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
05/19/2011

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.


External Review
05/19/2011

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.



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91 points The Tasting Panel: Fresh, tangy and crisp with spice, lovely peach and slight spritz; racy and sweet with great acidity and structure. Intensely fruity and floral, yet light as air on the palate, the sweetness of the Moscato d'Oro is impeccably balanced by crisp, mouthwatering acidity. This elegant expression of orange blossom, white peach, fresh apricot and rose petal is interwoven with an unmistakable touch of honey. The clean, citrusy finish is enlivened by a soft, subtle tingle of effervescence. Alcohol 8.0%.

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