Robert Mondavi Fumé Blanc Napa Valley Reserve 2010

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Fresh aromas of lime, guava and lemon verbena anticipate crisp, mouthwatering flavors of ripe honeydew, lemongrass and honeysuckle with subtle spice notes. The ample mouthfeel and creamy texture is enlivened by zesty acidity and lingering citrus flavors.

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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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10/06/2013

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External Reviews for Robert Mondavi Fumé Blanc Napa Valley Reserve

External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
11/19/2012

In the heart of the Napa Valley, Robert Mondavi Winery is home to our estate To Kalon vineyard. This First Growth Vineyard in Oakville produces some of the most notable and award-winning Cabernet and Fume Blanc wines in the world.


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Source: Vines Wine and Spirits
02/07/2013

This is rounded by oak aging, which brings up scents of fennel and beeswax, giving the finish an earthy impression. The fruit is brisk with lemon pith flavors and pinpoint acidity. A dark, savory white for braised pork with fennel.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
04/18/2013

Straw yellow. Pungent aromas of pineapple, grapefruit and lime zest. Intense and savory, with excellent thrust to the citrus zest and floral flavors. Mondavi picks this fruit early (80% of it is from owned vineyards), using dry ice and SO2 to protect it from air at the pressing. Youthfully tight and very fresh. Yes, the sauvignon blancs were presented after the reserve chardonnay at my March tasting at Mondavi.


External Review
07/31/2013

Fumé Blanc is just another name for Sauvignon Blanc, and this is a delicious one. Dry and racy in acidity, it has deep citrus, tropical fruit and gooseberry flavors. At this price, it's one of the best Sauvignon Blancs on the market. Relatively easy to find, with more than 30,000 cases produced. - S.H. (mostly from Wappo Vineyard in Stags Leap District; two-thirds barrel-fermented): Straw yellow. Pungent aromas of pineapple, grapefruit and lime zest. Intense and savory, with excellent thrust to the citrus zest and floral flavors. Mondavi picks this fruit early (80% of it is from owned vineyards), using dry ice and SO2 to protect it from air at the pressing. Youthfully tight and very fresh. Yes, the sauvignon blancs were presented after the reserve chardonnay at my March tasting at Mondavi.



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Fresh aromas of lime, guava and lemon verbena anticipate crisp, mouthwatering flavors of ripe honeydew, lemongrass and honeysuckle with subtle spice notes. The ample mouthfeel and creamy texture is enlivened by zesty acidity and lingering citrus flavors.

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