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Robert Mondavi Winery Chardonnay Carneros Reserve 2008

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"Fresh and snappy, with lively citrus, apple pie, and honeysuckle notes, this is medium- to full-bodied, gaining depth and texture and ending with a chorus of delicate fruit flavors." --The Wine Spectator

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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 Winery Chardonnay Carneros Reserve

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Bright golden yellow. Moderately full-bodied. Balanced acidity. Moderately extracted. Moderately oaked. Ripe apples, vanilla, brown spice. Ripe, toasty, spicy aromas. Broad and textured with generous apple flavors and toasted-oak accents throughout; finishes in a flavorful manner.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Displays vivid layers of tropical fruit, citrus, hazelnut and exotic spices. Gentle stirring during barrel fermentation and a year of sur lie aging in Burgundian barrels weave complex, toasty oak nuances through the opulent fruit character.


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
10/15/2011

A pale straw color introduces opulent aromas of Golden Delicious apples, creme brulee, Cavaillon melon and toasted hazelnuts. The expansive fruit flavors and luxurious texture are balanced by refreshing acidity that persists into the long, elegant finish. This is a wine that rewards the patient with beautiful evolution in the glass.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

The best Mondavi reserve Chardonnay ever, this is compact at first, with tarty accented, ripe pear, apple and citrus notes. the flavors fan out on the finish, showing a good measure of elegance and finesse. Has a wonderful aftertaste where the flavors linger long. Put a couple of bottles away for 1999 to 2000.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

The best Mondavi reserve Chardonnay ever, this caps a string of excellent reserve Chardonnays made by Mondavi in the rsquo;90s. In 1994, its 1992 Chardonnay Reserve achieved the No. 52 spot. Always elegant, often compact in its youth, this wine gains richness and complexity with bottle age. Look also for the Napa Valley Reserve 1995 and the 1995 Carneros bottling.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
02/13/2012

Fresh and snappy, with lively citrus, apple pie, and honeysuckle notes, this is medium- to full-bodied, gaining depth and texture and ending with a chorus of delicate fruit flavors. Drink now through 2018.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Ripe, with complex pear, fig and pineapple flavors that are smooth and polished, gaining nuance and elegance on the finish where the flavors fan out. Drink now through 2002.


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"Fresh and snappy, with lively citrus, apple pie, and honeysuckle notes, this is medium- to full-bodied, gaining depth and texture and ending with a chorus of delicate fruit flavors." --The Wine Spectator

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