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Robert Mondavi Moscato d'Oro 2015

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Flavor descriptors: Catching your attention immediately are the seductively rich peach and lychee fruit, orange blossom, and jasmine aromas of this sweet wine. The Moscato’s wonderfully balanced acidity meets this intense flavor with a perfectly refreshing lift as the concentrated flavors ride across the palate in an ultra-rich wave. Vintage: 2013 saw consistently beautiful weather leading to optimal ripeness in what is being called an ‘epic’ year. There was almost no rainfall from January through March, bringing an earlier than usual budbreak. April provided a few small rainstorms to quench the vines, and warm weather followed. With just one heat spike in late June and early July, the growing season provided weather for optimal flavor development in the grapes resulting in an early and healthy harvest. Vineyards: Moscato di Canelli, which makes our Moscato d’Oro, is the name of a small berried Muscat variety making some of Italy’s most treasured wines. Muscat is one of the oldest recorded grapes in the history of wine. In Greek mythology, its luxurious floral, perfume, stone fruit and spice flavors are said to have been reserved solely for the gods. We make the wine in very small quantities and 97% of the grapes were harvested from a single block on our Wappo Hill Vineyard, in the heart of Napa Valley’s Stag’s Leap District. Robert Mondavi began producing this sweet, intensely-perfumed wine in the 1960s to complement his dry wine portfolio and as a nod to his Italian roots. Winemaking: By harvesting the grapes over numerous, labor-intensive pickings between September 14th and October 7th, we capture an array of aromas and flavors from citrus and floral notes of the lower-maturity fruit to the spicy, tropical character of riper fruit. The hand-picked grapes were gently pressed, as whole-clusters, to retain the delicate fruity flavors and we inoculated the juice with a yeast strain selected to heighten the inherent floral character of our beautiful Muscat. We stopped the slow, cool fermentation when the natural sweetness (10%) reached optimal balance with the acidity. The wine was bottled early, in January of 2014, to retain freshness and fruitiness and provide a lively hint of effervescence. Total acid: 5.9 g/L Final pH: 3.19 Residual sugar: 102.30 g/L Alcohol: 8 % 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

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Snooth User: Rich7362
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2013 08/23/2015

Five glasses


Snooth User: kkoloff
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2011 12/10/2008

I'm by no means a wine expert, but when I sampled the Moscato d'Oro at the Mondavi winery last weekend, I *loved* the way this one tasted. I'd really like to break out of the fruity sweet wine category and try something new, but I haven't been able to find any whites or reds that I like. Any suggestions for a newbie? I need help!


Snooth User: wine o new york
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2011 04/25/2010

This is a wonderful desert wine, soft, full and elegant the light peach hints are just an excellent compliment to a desert of assorted fruit along with a cake/ cookie of substance! One of my favorites. Years back you could not get this production unless you were actually buying it in the state of CA.


Snooth User: Liselle
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2011 02/22/2010

This is what I'm toasting in my profile pic! Just a really great dessert wine to share with friends.


Snooth User: perfectjazz78
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2011 07/21/2009

Amazing aroma and character. Great body and smooth long finish. I like this wine


Snooth User: aldo311
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2011 04/29/2010

Sweet, fruity with a hint of pear, viscous texture yet sparkling at the same time... I would have given it 4 stars, but I have tried 3 bottles - two were 2007 vintage and one was 2008. The first was AMAZING, the second was a bit sour (relative to the first bottle I tried), and the third was okay. I have noticed an inconsistency in taste in other Moscato brands as well, but for the price and volume, it is a tad expensive to hope for a good batch.


Snooth User: goldenhoney
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2011 01/19/2010

This was a great Mondavi white wine. I enjoyed this with a little bit of mild cheese and dessert. The price was well worth it in my budget range.


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Vintage: 2013 09/02/2015

Flavor descriptors: Catching your attention immediately are the seductively rich peach and lychee fruit, orange blossom, and jasmine aromas of this sweet wine. The Moscato’s wonderfully balanced acidity meets this intense flavor with a perfectly refreshing lift as the concentrated flavors ride across the palate in an ultra-rich wave. Vintage: 2013 saw consistently beautiful weather leading to optimal ripeness in what is being called an ‘epic’ year. There was almost no rainfall from January through March, bringing an earlier than usual budbreak. April provided a few small rainstorms to quench the vines, and warm weather followed. With just one heat spike in late June and early July, the growing season provided weather for optimal flavor development in the grapes resulting in an early and healthy harvest. Vineyards: Moscato di Canelli, which makes our Moscato d’Oro, is the name of a small berried Muscat variety making some of Italy’s most treasured wines. Muscat is one of the oldest recorded grapes in the history of wine. In Greek mythology, its luxurious floral, perfume, stone fruit and spice flavors are said to have been reserved solely for the gods. We make the wine in very small quantities and 97% of the grapes were harvested from a single block on our Wappo Hill Vineyard, in the heart of Napa Valley’s Stag’s Leap District. Robert Mondavi began producing this sweet, intensely-perfumed wine in the 1960s to complement his dry wine portfolio and as a nod to his Italian roots. Winemaking: By harvesting the grapes over numerous, labor-intensive pickings between September 14th and October 7th, we capture an array of aromas and flavors from citrus and floral notes of the lower-maturity fruit to the spicy, tropical character of riper fruit. The hand-picked grapes were gently pressed, as whole-clusters, to retain the delicate fruity flavors and we inoculated the juice with a yeast strain selected to heighten the inherent floral character of our beautiful Muscat. We stopped the slow, cool fermentation when the natural sweetness (10%) reached optimal balance with the acidity. The wine was bottled early, in January of 2014, to retain freshness and fruitiness and provide a lively hint of effervescence. Total acid: 5.9 g/L Final pH: 3.19 Residual sugar: 102.30 g/L Alcohol: 8 % by volume


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Vintage: 2012 07/29/2014

Pale color. Peach, licorice, menthol and pungent brown spices on the nose. Not hugely intense but sweet and sexy, with some CO2 spritz energizing the lightly saline flavors of yellow fruits, flowers and spices. A rather easygoing sweet Moscato with lovely perfumed length. Flavor descriptors:Irresistibly fruity and floral, the sweetness of the wine dances lightly across the palate, liftedby vivacious, refreshing acidity. The heady bouquet of fresh white peach, rose petal, sweet orange blossom, spicy jasmine, exotic lychee and green apple spills out of the glass and segues seamlessly to the palate, finishing with a clean, lively tease of effervescence. - WineryTotal acid: 6.4g/LFinal pH: 3.24Residual sugar: 9.6%Alcohol: 8% by volume


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Vintage: 2011 05/29/2013

Intensely fruity and floral, yet light as air on the palate, the sweetness of the Moscato d'Oro is impeccably balanced by crisp, mouthwatering acidity. This elegant expression of orange blossom, white peach, fresh apricot and rose petal is interwoven with an unmistakable touch of honey. The clean, citrusy finish is enlivened by a soft, subtle tingle of effervescence. - Winery


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Vintage: 2011 05/19/2011

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.


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Vintage: 2011 07/29/2014

Intensely fruity and floral, yet light as air on the palate, the sweetness of the Moscato d'Oro is impeccably balanced by crisp, mouthwatering acidity. This elegant expression of orange blossom, white peach, fresh apricot and rose petal is interwoven with an unmistakable touch of honey. The clean, citrusy finish is enlivened by a soft, subtle tingle of effervescence. - Winery ** SOLD OUT **


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Vintage: 2011 01/09/2013

Robert Mondavi's original vision was to produce wines from the Napa Valley that would stand in the company of the world's finest. These wines are sourced from the finest appellations in the Napa Valley including Oakville, Stags Leap, and Carneros.


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Vintage: 2011 05/19/2011

A sweet pretty wine with lip-smacking flavors of ripe, sweet oranges, apricots and cherries, with a luscious edge of smoke, vanilla and cinnamon. Tastes quite sweet, with a crisp backbone of steely acidity.


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