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Pops Wines & Spirits USD 99.00 750ml

Robert Mondavi Winery Chardonnay Carneros Unfiltered 1975

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

This open pretty slowly with an early smoky, creosote note that is a bit funky but emerging notes of cigar ash, eucalyptus and smoked herbs add some appeal, This gains more funky, leathery, old baseball left in the rain notes before being totally taken over by poop and band-aid brett. In the mouththis is very fine and elegant with a lovely, bright feel, juicy with raspberry and red currant fruit set off by a touch of remaining, very ripe tannins. This remains a touch austere and slightly short but there is a nice vibrancy to the fruit and good tension between some of the seet, wood driven notes and the lovely austerity. No need to hold these any longer, enjoy them now while they remain bright and fresh. 90pts

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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

Editorial Reviews for Robert Mondavi Winery Chardonnay Carneros Unfiltered

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065219,633
4.00 5
12/05/2008

This open pretty slowly with an early smoky, creosote note that is a bit funky but emerging notes of cigar ash, eucalyptus and smoked herbs add some appeal, This gains more funky, leathery, old baseball left in the rain notes before being totally taken over by poop and band-aid brett. In the mouththis is very fine and elegant with a lovely, bright feel, juicy with raspberry and red currant fruit set off by a touch of remaining, very ripe tannins. This remains a touch austere and slightly short but there is a nice vibrancy to the fruit and good tension between some of the seet, wood driven notes and the lovely austerity. No need to hold these any longer, enjoy them now while they remain bright and fresh. 90pts


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Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549179,144
3.00 5
01/01/2010

Light ruby red in the glass. Dusty dried flowers with cranberry sauce, potpuri, leather and earth. The palate is full and soft with more cranberry fruit, eucalyptus and a bit of green vegetables. A really great performance and a testament to how well these old school Cali cabs can age.



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