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Robert Mondavi Moscato d'Oro Napa Valley 2017

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Flavor descriptors: Exotically perfumed nectarines, wild peaches, white blossoms and honey lead to a delightfully refreshing palate on our sweet Moscato d’Oro wine. Named after the Italian word for the Muscat grape and gold (Oro), this is a youthful expression of a variety with ancient roots in the gloriously sun-splashed islands of Greece. 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 fragrantly expressive Moscato d’Oro were picked between September 8th and September 30th. Vineyards: Moscato di Canelli, which makes our Moscato d’Oro, is the name of a small-berried Muscat variety which has long been treasured in Italy. Muscat is one of the oldest recorded grape varieties 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 our Moscato d’Oro in very small quantities and all 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 4th and September 14th, 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 reached optimal balance with the acidity. The wine was bottled early, in February of 2018, to retain freshness and fruitiness. Total acid: 5.3 g/L Final pH: 3.23 Residual sugar: 76 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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Vintage: 2012 03/14/2014

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External Reviews for Robert Mondavi Moscato d'Oro Napa Valley

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
12/07/2018

Flavor descriptors: Exotically perfumed nectarines, wild peaches, white blossoms and honey lead to a delightfully refreshing palate on our sweet Moscato d’Oro wine. Named after the Italian word for the Muscat grape and gold (Oro), this is a youthful expression of a variety with ancient roots in the gloriously sun-splashed islands of Greece. 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 fragrantly expressive Moscato d’Oro were picked between September 8th and September 30th. Vineyards: Moscato di Canelli, which makes our Moscato d’Oro, is the name of a small-berried Muscat variety which has long been treasured in Italy. Muscat is one of the oldest recorded grape varieties 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 our Moscato d’Oro in very small quantities and all 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 4th and September 14th, 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 reached optimal balance with the acidity. The wine was bottled early, in February of 2018, to retain freshness and fruitiness. Total acid: 5.3 g/L Final pH: 3.23 Residual sugar: 76 g/L Alcohol: 8 % by volume


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2015 06/19/2018

Flavor descriptors: Exotically perfumed nectarines, wild peaches, white blossoms and honey lead to a delightfully refreshing palate on our sweet Moscato d’Oro wine. Named after the Italian word for the Muscat grape and gold (Oro), this is a youthful expression of a variety with ancient roots in the gloriously sun-splashed islands of Greece. Total acid: 5.4 g/L Final pH: 3.24 Residual sugar: 111 g/L Alcohol: 8 % by volume ** Only 2 in Stock **


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2015 05/09/2018

Flavor descriptors: Exotically perfumed nectarines, wild peaches, white blossoms and honey lead to a delightfully refreshing palate on our sweet Moscato d’Oro wine. Named after the Italian word for the Muscat grape and gold (Oro), this is a youthful expression of a variety with ancient roots in the gloriously sun-splashed islands of Greece. Total acid: 5.4 g/L Final pH: 3.24 Residual sugar: 111 g/L Alcohol: 8 % by volume ** Only 12 in Stock **


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2015 05/22/2018

Flavor descriptors: Exotically perfumed nectarines, wild peaches, white blossoms and honey lead to a delightfully refreshing palate on our sweet Moscato d’Oro wine. Named after the Italian word for the Muscat grape and gold (Oro), this is a youthful expression of a variety with ancient roots in the gloriously sun-splashed islands of Greece. Total acid: 5.4 g/L Final pH: 3.24 Residual sugar: 111 g/L Alcohol: 8 % by volume ** Only 8 in Stock **


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2015 05/25/2018

Flavor descriptors: Exotically perfumed nectarines, wild peaches, white blossoms and honey lead to a delightfully refreshing palate on our sweet Moscato d’Oro wine. Named after the Italian word for the Muscat grape and gold (Oro), this is a youthful expression of a variety with ancient roots in the gloriously sun-splashed islands of Greece. Total acid: 5.4 g/L Final pH: 3.24 Residual sugar: 111 g/L Alcohol: 8 % by volume ** Only 6 in Stock **


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2015 12/13/2017

Flavor descriptors: Exotically perfumed nectarines, wild peaches, white blossoms and honey lead to a delightfully refreshing palate on our sweet Moscato d’Oro wine. Named after the Italian word for the Muscat grape and gold (Oro), this is a youthful expression of a variety with ancient roots in the gloriously sun-splashed islands of Greece. Total acid: 5.4 g/L Final pH: 3.24 Residual sugar: 111 g/L Alcohol: 8 % by volume


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2014 09/13/2016

Flavor descriptors: The Muscat grape produces enticingly fragrant wines, and our 2014 Moscato d’Oro has the intensely seductive peach and lychee fruit, orange blossom, and jasmine aromas that we adore in Muscat. Never cloying, this richly complex flavor is delivered on a silky smooth palate with a refreshing lift of acidity. Vintage: 2014 started with worrisome, drought-like conditions, and many feared a parched, dry spring as in 2013. Refreshingly, spring rains came in February and into March providing water for the soils and filling reservoirs. The wine growing season will most be remembered for the August 24th Napa earthquake that occurred just as harvest was commencing in the Napa Valley. The vines were not affected and harvest finished early, bringing in beautiful, healthy fruit. Vineyards: Moscato di Canelli, which makes our Moscato d’Oro, is the name of a small berried Muscat variety which has long been treasured in Italy. Muscat is one of the oldest recorded grape varieties 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 our Moscato d’Oro in very small quantities and almost all 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 4th and September 14th, 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 reached optimal balance with the acidity. The wine was bottled early, in February of 2015, to retain freshness and fruitiness. Total acid: 5.5 g/L Final pH: 3.32 Residual sugar: 92 g/L Alcohol: 8 % by volume


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