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Robert Mondavi Winery Fume Blanc Reserve Napa Valley 2006

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This bottling remains true to that original style—a luscious barrel-aged wine that captures the crisp, vibrant character of the Sauvignon Blanc grape. The wine opens with floral aromas of orange blossom and jasmine merging with fresh citrus and a touch of mineral and toasted almond. Richly layered flavors of citrus and lychee fruit unfold on the palate. Thanks to barrel-fermentation and gentle stirring during sur lie aging in French oak, the wine is round and expressive, with a long, elegant finish.

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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 Fume Blanc Reserve Napa Valley

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Snooth User: aronowm2
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3.00 5
02/07/2009

lots of acidity. nothing special. my wife doesn't like the acidity on it, which reminds her of bad chablis or something. anyways, won't be getting it again but it is certainly not offensive.


Snooth User: jmf
72594683
1.50 5
03/09/2009

One and a half glasses


External Reviews for Robert Mondavi Winery Fume Blanc Reserve Napa Valley

External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
10/15/2009

The enticing flavors of our 2005 Fume Blanc come from grapes grown in the heart of Napa Valley, with the majority harvested from the Wappo Hill and To Kalon estate vineyards.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
05/16/2009

Leuchtendes Gelb mit zartgrünen Reflexen. Vielschichtiges Fruchtbouquet mit verführerischer Vanillesüsse, reife Grapefruit, Pfirsich und Holunderblüten. Cremiger Auftakt mit gut stützender Fruchtsäure und saftiger Gaumenfülle, komplexe Mitte, Agrumen, Goldmelisse, Stachelbeeren und leicht geröstete Mandeln, perfekte Balance bis ins intensive Finale.


External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
03/16/2010

Robert Mondavi Winery Fume Blanc 2006 Napa and all other wine from Robert Mondavi Winery are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


External Review
08/25/2008

Most of the fruit for this white comes from the Stags Leap district, which is known and loved for its concentrated, varietally correct Sauvignon Blanc. The wine shows pronounced gooseberry and melon flavors, with well-balanced acidity.


External Review
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesAn elegant wine of both power and finesse that reflects the terroir of the famed To Kalon Vineyard. Fragrant and floral with delicate aromas of orange flowers, this Reserve Fum Blanc is multi-layered and complex. An array of fresh, focused flavors blossom in the mouth: white peach, toasty oak and orange rind ending in an exceptionally long finish. Rich and zesty, the wine is mouthfilling yet light on the palate. In a word: delicious!


External Review
01/17/2009

Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine ReviewRated 908% Semillon. If nowhere near as ambitious or complex as the winery's Reserve bottling, this nicely composed and wonderfully well-balanced edition delivers lots of precise melon and fig fruit with sweet oak and deft touches of herbs in its service. Fleshy to start and firm at the finish, it hits the varietal mark smartly and will prove a versatile partner to a wide range of meaty fish and mild chicken dishes.Wine Tasting NotesThe wine opens with floral aromas of jasmine suffused with melon and pear and a touch of mineral. In the mouth, luscious melon and pear fruit flavors lead to a fresh, delicate finish enlivened with a hint of orange. Floral and mineral notes add complexity. Barrel-fermentation and gentle stirring during sur lie aging in French oak barrels impart subtle oak spice and a creamy texture, balanced by crisp acidity.


External Review
10/31/2008

Most of the fruit for this wine comes from the Stags Leap district, which produces concentrated and varietally true Sauvignon Blanc. Nice gooseberry and melon flavors, with well-balanced acidity.



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An elegant wine of both power and finesse that reflects the terroir of the famed To Kalon Vineyard. Fragrant and floral with delicate aromas of orange flowers, this Reserve Fum Blanc is multi-layered and complex. An array of fresh, focused flavors blossom in the mouth: white peach, toasty oak and orange rind ending in an exceptionally long finish. Rich and zesty, the wine is mouthfilling yet light on the palate. In a word: delicious!

This bottling remains true to that original style—a luscious barrel-aged wine that captures the crisp, vibrant character of the Sauvignon Blanc grape. The wine opens with floral aromas of orange blossom and jasmine merging with fresh citrus and a touch of mineral and toasted almond. Richly layered flavors of citrus and lychee fruit unfold on the palate. Thanks to barrel-fermentation and gentle stirring during sur lie aging in French oak, the wine is round and expressive, with a long, elegant finish.

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