Robert Mondavi Winery Johannisberg Riesling Monterey County Private Selection 2007

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The Robert Mondavi Private Selection range wines embrace the best characteristics of their distinctive vineyards on California's Central Coast, where cool fog and ocean breezes create a long growing season that results in grapes of intense flavour concentration. The unique geography and fascinating history of California's Central Coast give the region a character as distinctive as its wines. Made from 100% Sauvignon Blanc, this wine is aged in French Oak barrels prior to release. The result is a delicate, clean, crisp wine with aromas of pears and melons and the trademark oak-ageing gives the wine a nice toasty 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
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Layered Rice Pudding

RiceSelect's fragrant Jasmati® is blended with eggs, milk and fall's favorite spices, cinnamon and nutmeg, to create a delicious rice pudding, which is layered on top of fluffy cream cheese and abuttery pecan crust. Pairs well with a bold, tawny port with flavors of dried fruits, nuts, and spices.

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Member Reviews for Robert Mondavi Winery Johannisberg Riesling Monterey County Private Selection

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Snooth User: Qu
14332840
2.00 5
07/10/2009

This is OK but a little boring. If you just want to drink red it's Ok but nothing stands out.


Snooth User: barri0s1872
802761,433
2.00 5
05/10/2009

An okay riesling, nice controlled sweetness with hints of some tropical fruits like melon.


Snooth User: drdebs
6497900
3.50 5
11/30/2008

Excellent QPR on this fresh, off-dry riesling that is under $10 a bottle. Aromas of apple, litchi and honey. Apple, lime zest, and peach palate. Long juicy finish.


Snooth User: txlinx
6861335
3.50 5
08/21/2008

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Robert Mondavi Winery Johannisberg Riesling Monterey County Private Selection

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Frank and enjoyable for its racy, mineral-scented pear and herb flavors.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Bright pale gold color. Medium-bodied. Balanced acidity. Moderately extracted. Pineapple, vanilla. Floral accented nose. Generous pineapple flavors predominate with some subtle vanilla oak influence. Crisp and clean finish.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

An aggressive, lean wine, with grapefruit aromas and flavors. Powerful fruity, spicy flavors attack; no or low oak. Crisp and very dry; tart and clean. A wet-your-whistle wine at an attractive price.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

This wine exhibits vibrant flavors and crisp acidity with fruit aromas reminiscent of citrus, pear and melon with a hint of spice that adds interest with each sip.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Pretty plum, honey, lemon and spice flavors form a core element here, with a tangy, tad-bitter finish.


External Review
01/17/2009

Refreshing floral, melon and peach notes highlight the enticing aromas and crisp, lightly sweet flavors of our Robert Mondavi Private Selection Johannisberg Riesling.


External Review
01/15/2009

Our Riesling exudes the fresh apple, pear, orange blossom and litchi fruit aromas that make Rieslings grown in cool-climates so delightful. Monterey County's long, cool growing season produced grapes with especially concentrated flavors, giving our Riesling an impressive weight on the palate, despite its moderate alcohol content.


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The Robert Mondavi Private Selection range wines embrace the best characteristics of their distinctive vineyards on California's Central Coast, where cool fog and ocean breezes create a long growing season that results in grapes of intense flavour concentration. The unique geography and fascinating history of California's Central Coast give the region a character as distinctive as its wines. Made from 100% Sauvignon Blanc, this wine is aged in French Oak barrels prior to release. The result is a delicate, clean, crisp wine with aromas of pears and melons and the trademark oak-ageing gives the wine a nice toasty finish.

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