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Mondavi Napa Fume Blanc 2012

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Robert Mondavi Fume Blanc 2012 is a blend of 87% Sauvignon Blanc and 13% Semillon. This Napa Valley white offers aromas of lush florals, tropical fruit, lime zest, wet stone, fresh herbs and lemon curd on the nose. On the palate, generous fruit flavors with nice texture and minerality, creamy richness and lively, refreshing acidity with a long, lingering finish.

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Robert Mondavi Winery:
  The Robert Mondavi Winery was founded in 1966 after a family split with the Charles Krug Winery, which had been founded by Robert’s father.  After heading out on his own, Robert settled on land in Napa valley, and in particular the famed To Kalon Vineyard in the Rutherford district. The original plot in To Kalon Vineyard was only 12 acres, but today there are 450 acres und... Read more
  The Robert Mondavi Winery was founded in 1966 after a family split with the Charles Krug Winery, which had been founded by Robert’s father.  After heading out on his own, Robert settled on land in Napa valley, and in particular the famed To Kalon Vineyard in the Rutherford district. The original plot in To Kalon Vineyard was only 12 acres, but today there are 450 acres under vine. The Robert Mondavi Winery also includes the Wappo Hill Vineyard, which is a 400 acre plot in the Stags Leap District of Napa Valley. Within a year of its inception, the Robert Mondavi Winery proved to be a true pioneer, not only with the establishment of his winery but also by introducing and popularizing the use of French oak barrels for wine, European wine techniques, and the bottling of varietal wines. Robert Mondavi Winery only uses French Oak barrels for storing wine, and his influence and success led to the practice’s prevalence. Among Mondavi’s greatest successes one would have to count the creation of the Fume Blanc moniker for Sauvignon Blanc as well as the introduction of his benchmark Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet. Today Robert Mondavi’s legacy is carried on under the watchful eye of his wife who works with the current winemakers Genevieve Janssens, Gustavo Gonzalez, and Richard Arnold to ensure that today’s Robert Mondavi wines deliver the elegance, appeal, and character that Robert had intended. Read less

External Reviews for Mondavi Napa Fume Blanc

External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
11/16/2013

Fresh, mouth-watering flavors of white peach and kumquats ensconced in creamy texture. Vibrant and expressive, with a beautiful balance of weight and zesty acidity, this elegant wine closes with a long, memorable finish.



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Robert Mondavi Fume Blanc 2012 is a blend of 87% Sauvignon Blanc and 13% Semillon. This Napa Valley white offers aromas of lush florals, tropical fruit, lime zest, wet stone, fresh herbs and lemon curd on the nose. On the palate, generous fruit flavors with nice texture and minerality, creamy richness and lively, refreshing acidity with a long, lingering finish.

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