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Robert Mondavi Pvt Select Sauvignon Blanc NV

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The 2008 growing season gave our Sauvignon Blanc grapes drawn primarily from the cool Central Coast region an opportunity to develop impressively concentrated flavors enhanced by a cool fermentation in stainless steel tanks. As a result our 2008 Sauvignon Blanc displays varietally expressive lemon and citrus fruit aromas augmented by subtle herbal spice and banana tones. In the mouth the wine is bright and fresh with rich mid-palate flavors of lime grapefruit and melon that pick up a spicy peach tone in the long crisp mineral-tinged finish.

Region: USA » California

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Color: White
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
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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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External Review
Source: Melange Wines
10/06/2009

The 2008 growing season gave our Sauvignon Blanc grapes drawn primarily from the cool Central Coast region an opportunity to develop impressively concentrated flavors enhanced by a cool fermentation in stainless steel tanks. As a result our 2008 Sauvignon Blanc displays varietally expressive lemon and citrus fruit aromas augmented by subtle herbal spice and banana tones. In the mouth the wine is bright and fresh with rich mid-palate flavors of lime grapefruit and melon that pick up a spicy peach tone in the long crisp mineral-tinged finish.



The 2008 growing season gave our Sauvignon Blanc grapes drawn primarily from the cool Central Coast region an opportunity to develop impressively concentrated flavors enhanced by a cool fermentation in stainless steel tanks. As a result our 2008 Sauvignon Blanc displays varietally expressive lemon and citrus fruit aromas augmented by subtle herbal spice and banana tones. In the mouth the wine is bright and fresh with rich mid-palate flavors of lime grapefruit and melon that pick up a spicy peach tone in the long crisp mineral-tinged finish.

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