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Robert Mondavi Fume Blanc To Kalon Estate Reserve Sauvignon Blanc Wine 2011

Winemaker's Notes:

Sattes Granat. Herrliches Bouquet nach Schattenmorelle und Himbeerlikör in der rot-blaubeerigen Nase, unverkennbare Zinnfandel-Intensität. Auch im Gaumen wieder viel Kirschsaft und Dörrzwetschgen, samtige Textur und verführerische Wärme in der Mitte, verschwenderische Frucht bis ins füllige Finale mit Anklängen an Tabak und Mokka. Ein sicherer Wert für viele Gelegenheiten.

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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 To Kalon Estate Reserve Sauvignon Blanc Wine

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/21/2014

The cool vintage resulted in an unusually lean and streamlined but by no means uninteresting wine. It's subtly fruity with hints of citrus zest and grapefruit. The main note however is gooseberry-barely ripe acidic mouthwatering and white peppery. The finish is absolutely dry. It should develop earthy dried fruit notes over the next six years. - S.H. Wine Enthusiast.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

The cool vintage resulted in an unusually lean and streamlined but by no means uninteresting wine. It


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Pale bright yellow. Initially exuberant aromas of pineapple and coconut dissipated with aeration to reveal more subtle varietally typical notes of peach skin lemon grass mint and crushed shiso. Supple and firmly built with a bracing lemony character to the mirabelle and white peach flavors. A note of vanillin oak adds interest without getting in the way of the wine s lovely fruit. Finishes with a lingering peach skin character. Stephen Tanzers IWC.



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Sattes Granat. Herrliches Bouquet nach Schattenmorelle und Himbeerlikör in der rot-blaubeerigen Nase, unverkennbare Zinnfandel-Intensität. Auch im Gaumen wieder viel Kirschsaft und Dörrzwetschgen, samtige Textur und verführerische Wärme in der Mitte, verschwenderische Frucht bis ins füllige Finale mit Anklängen an Tabak und Mokka. Ein sicherer Wert für viele Gelegenheiten.

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