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Robert Mondavi Winery Fumé Blanc Napa Valley Reserve To-Kalon Vineyard 2005

Member Review by nvansicklen:

Great taste

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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

Member Reviews for Robert Mondavi Winery Fumé Blanc Napa Valley Reserve To-Kalon Vineyard

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Snooth User: nvansicklen
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4.00 5
08/06/2009

Great taste


Snooth User: txlinx
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3.00 5
04/20/2008

good but a little heavy


Snooth User: benfowler
2838528
3.00 5
09/19/2007

Nice wine. Good grapefruit and lime mingling with grass, and smoke. A little burnt, ie heavy on the smoke/oak. Reasonable, but not for $40. We got ours for around $25.


Snooth User: iluvino
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2.00 5
04/29/2010

I was disappointed, this wasn't light and refreshing like others that I have tried for the price; it had a flat lemony taste


External Reviews for Robert Mondavi Winery Fumé Blanc Napa Valley Reserve To-Kalon Vineyard

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/26/2010

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, May/Jun 07 ($40) Good pale yellow. Aromas of pineapple, coconut and vanilla, plus a whiff of applesauce that winemaker Gonzalez says is from the 15% semillon. Penetrating and brisk but not hard, with love... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Sauvignon Blanc wine from California in USA. 2005 Robert Mondavi Fume Blanc To Kalon Estate Reserve 750ml




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