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Robert Mondavi Fume Blanc Napa Valley 2017

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Flavor descriptors: In the now classic style that awoke a passion for sauvignon blanc in the U.S. decades ago, the 2017 Fumé Blanc displays aromatic, white summer peaches with juicy Meyer lemon citrus, tangerine zest and a hint of gooseberry in each refreshing, mouthwatering sip. Vintage: The 2017 harvest started early following a summer of heat spikes and a growing season that began with significant rain, ending a five-year drought. While the heat waves were a concern, retained water in the quenched soils helped us maintain vigorous vines and plump, juicy clusters of fruit through the growing season. A series of wildfires at the beginning of October made international headlines, but the early harvest ensured the majority of our grapes were picked and already processed in the cellar before the fires began. The grapes for our richly expressive Fumé Blanc were picked between August 16th and September 13th. Vineyards: We take full advantage of the complementary characteristics of the fruit from our Wappo Hill vineyard in the Stag’s Leap District and our renowned To Kalon vineyard in Oakville. Together, they produce the perfect blend. We look to Wappo Hill for the bright citrus and herbal flavors as well as its classic Sauvignon Blanc lift. Our gorgeous To Kalon vineyard fruit supplies richness, weight, age-ability and increased complexity, bringing in layers of floral, tropical, and mineral flavors to the blend. Varietal composition: 85 % Sauvignon Blanc 15 % Semillon Total acid: 6.9 g/L Final pH: 3.11 Residual sugar: 0.18 g/L Alcohol: 14.5 % by volume

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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 Robert Mondavi Fume Blanc Napa Valley

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
03/21/2019

Flavor descriptors: In the now classic style that awoke a passion for sauvignon blanc in the U.S. decades ago, the 2017 Fumé Blanc displays aromatic, white summer peaches with juicy Meyer lemon citrus, tangerine zest and a hint of gooseberry in each refreshing, mouthwatering sip. Vintage: The 2017 harvest started early following a summer of heat spikes and a growing season that began with significant rain, ending a five-year drought. While the heat waves were a concern, retained water in the quenched soils helped us maintain vigorous vines and plump, juicy clusters of fruit through the growing season. A series of wildfires at the beginning of October made international headlines, but the early harvest ensured the majority of our grapes were picked and already processed in the cellar before the fires began. The grapes for our richly expressive Fumé Blanc were picked between August 16th and September 13th. Vineyards: We take full advantage of the complementary characteristics of the fruit from our Wappo Hill vineyard in the Stag’s Leap District and our renowned To Kalon vineyard in Oakville. Together, they produce the perfect blend. We look to Wappo Hill for the bright citrus and herbal flavors as well as its classic Sauvignon Blanc lift. Our gorgeous To Kalon vineyard fruit supplies richness, weight, age-ability and increased complexity, bringing in layers of floral, tropical, and mineral flavors to the blend. Varietal composition: 85 % Sauvignon Blanc 15 % Semillon Total acid: 6.9 g/L Final pH: 3.11 Residual sugar: 0.18 g/L Alcohol: 14.5 % by volume


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
08/22/2019

Flavor descriptors: In the now classic style that awoke a passion for sauvignon blanc in the U.S. decades ago, the 2017 Fumé Blanc displays aromatic, white summer peaches with juicy Meyer lemon citrus, tangerine zest and a hint of gooseberry in each refreshing, mouthwatering sip. Vintage: The 2017 harvest started early following a summer of heat spikes and a growing season that began with significant rain, ending a five-year drought. While the heat waves were a concern, retained water in the quenched soils helped us maintain vigorous vines and plump, juicy clusters of fruit through the growing season. A series of wildfires at the beginning of October made international headlines, but the early harvest ensured the majority of our grapes were picked and already processed in the cellar before the fires began. The grapes for our richly expressive Fumé Blanc were picked between August 16th and September 13th. Vineyards: We take full advantage of the complementary characteristics of the fruit from our Wappo Hill vineyard in the Stag’s Leap District and our renowned To Kalon vineyard in Oakville. Together, they produce the perfect blend. We look to Wappo Hill for the bright citrus and herbal flavors as well as its classic Sauvignon Blanc lift. Our gorgeous To Kalon vineyard fruit supplies richness, weight, age-ability and increased complexity, bringing in layers of floral, tropical, and mineral flavors to the blend. Varietal composition: 85 % Sauvignon Blanc 15 % Semillon Total acid: 6.9 g/L Final pH: 3.11 Residual sugar: 0.18 g/L Alcohol: 14.5 % by volume ** Only 5 in Stock **



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