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R Mondavi Wb Moscato 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

Gently pressed as whole clusters to retain delicate character Cool-fermented in stainless steel tanks to capture fruitiness Fermented with selected strain of yeast to accentuate floral character Fermentation stopped by chilling the wine at desired sweetness.

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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

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Snooth User: tabednar
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3.50 5
03/20/2011

Small bubbles in the glass with a nectar yellow color. Very sweet nose with hints of vanilla and peach. Heavy bodied with an almost syrup mouth feel. Hits you with a kick of sweetness but does not overpower the palate. Tastes of peach/apricot, vanilla, and pear with a slight champagne backing that is distinctive to Moscato. Delicious desert wine and wonderful to share with someone special.


Snooth User: droccadnoh
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4.00 5
12/11/2011

Four glasses


External Reviews for R Mondavi Wb Moscato

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
10/24/2011

Firm, fruity flavors. Simple yet intriguingly complex with a long, full finish and a little zingy spritz. - Winery


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
07/06/2011

Winemaker Notes - The 2009 Moscato d Oro is a study in exotic floral aromas of pink jasmine and lemon blossoms overlapping tropical notes of guava and lychee. The palate s plush, abundant stone fruit flavors are complemented by shades of orange and spice and cleansed by a refreshing, citrusy finish. Crafted solely from Muscat Canelli grapes grown in our Wappo Hill Vineyard in Napa Valley s Stags Leap District.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

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: We Speak Wine
05/29/2013

The 2009 Moscato d'Oro is a study in exotic floral aromas of pink jasmine and lemon blossoms overlapping tropical notes of guava and lychee. The palate's plush, abundant stone fruit flavors are complemented by shades of orange and spice and cleansed by a refreshing, citrusy finish. Crafted solely from Muscat Canelli grapes grown in our Wappo Hill Vineyard in Napa Valley's Stags Leap District, this wine is a decadent finale to a meal, whether sipped alone or paired with lightly sweet desserts and mild, creamy cheeses. - Winery ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
02/22/2012

The 2009 Moscato d'Oro is a study in exotic floral aromas of pink jasmine and lemon blossoms overlapping tropical notes of guava and lychee. The palate's plush, abundant stone fruit flavors are complemented by shades of orange and spice and cleansed by a refreshing, citrusy finish. Crafted solely from Muscat Canelli grapes grown in our Wappo Hill Vineyard in Napa Valley's Stags Leap District, this wine is a decadent finale to a meal, whether sipped alone or paired with lightly sweet desserts and mild, creamy cheeses. - Winery


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

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: We Speak Wine
05/11/2011

Robert Mondavi Moscato d'Oro Napa Valley 2009 375ML Half Bottle


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Tasting Notes:

The 2009 Moscato d’Oro is a study in exotic floral aromas of pink jasmine and lemon blossoms overlapping tropical notes of guava and lychee. The palate’s plush, abundant stone fruit flavors are complemented by shades of orange and spice and cleansed by a refreshing, citrusy finish. Crafted solely from Muscat Canelli grapes grown in our Wappo Hill Vineyard in Napa Valley’s Stags Leap District.

Gently pressed as whole clusters to retain delicate character Cool-fermented in stainless steel tanks to capture fruitiness Fermented with selected strain of yeast to accentuate floral character Fermentation stopped by chilling the wine at desired sweetness.

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