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Robert Mondavi Winery Johannisberg Riesling Monterey County Private Selection 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

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

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 Johannisberg Riesling Monterey County Private Selection

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065219,633
2.50 5
03/30/2010

Pretty aromatic are a touch toasty with nice almond shell tones backing up apple blossom, lime, pear, and a touch musky papaya fruit. This is lean on entry with snappy acids that overpower the mid-palate just a touch. There are nice notes of crisp apple and again slightly exotic musky papaya fruit on the mid-palate with a touch of bitter minerality on the backend that become more aggressive and chemical like on the finish. This is a lean, style of Pinot Grigio where the acid is a bit too prominent. 83pts


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

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Snooth User: MrRiesling
2015421,393
4.00 5
12/12/2009

Very nice wine. Crisp apple on the nose and palate. Very fresh. Had it with pasta.


Snooth User: KentuckyHillbilly
357168147
2.50 5
02/14/2010

Sprite apple and banana on the nose, this uncomplicated offering provides nice acidity complete with apple, butter and melon as it slides across the palate. Nothing to rave about, but for a cheap, mass produced wine this provides one of the better choices for a Mondavi option. 85.


Snooth User: kelyana
3456095
5.00 5
01/03/2010

Really nice apple aromas with a buttery, toasty taste. One of my favorite chardonnays.


Snooth User: Chris Carpita
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3.50 5
03/26/2010

The nose is light and melony, with pear and crisp celery, and fresh-cut grass. Strong and buttery on the mouth with pleasant acidity and mild oakiness.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,550
3.00 5
03/26/2010

Light grassiness with notes of peaches and limes. Very fruity with peach notes, but ultimately lacking on the finish.


Snooth User: itsonme
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4.00 5
05/21/2011

Nice balance between fruitiness and smokiness.


Snooth User: Liselle
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0.00 5
02/22/2010

I tried this at a friend's party, and it is a favorite now. I love to try new wines, but when I want something reliable that I *know* I'll enjoy, I grab one of these cuz I always keep it in stock. I don't keep track of the year - when I see this 'reserve' label, I'm never disapointed.


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

External Review
05/22/2011

Creamy and soft, with fragrant lemon meringue, pear and sandalwood notes. Good value. Drink now.


External Review
05/22/2011

This Chardonnay emphasizes fruit with citrus, melon, and tropical fruit with floral characters taking central stage. Barrel aging adds spiciness and toasty, creamy nuances.


External Review
05/22/2011

Sweet and soft, with apricot, peach and butterscotch flavors.


External Review
10/15/2009

Our Chardonnay was crafted from grapes grown in California's cool-climate Central Coast American Viticultural Area (AVA). The nose reveals ripe apple, melon, citrus and tropical fruit aromas enriched by creamy malolactic tones, spicy French oak nuances and enticing baked bread scents. On the mouthfilling, creamy palate, rich tropical fruit flavors buttressed by toasty oak tones create a lush impression, which is balanced by a long, crisp finish imbued with the refreshing minerality typical of Central Coast Chardonnay. Enjoy this delicious wine with rich seafood, poultry and pork dishes, white-sauce pastas like fettucine Alfredo and flavorful, soft-ripening cheeses.


External Review
03/16/2010

Robert Mondavi Private Selection Johannisberg Riesling 2008 and all other wine from Robert Mondavi Private Selection are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


External Review
01/03/2012

Plenty of spicy oak in this ripely fruity, basically simple wine. Aromas and flavors veer to tropical fruits and spice; technically, itrsquo;s dry, but it gives the palate impression of honeyed sweetness. Crisp acidity completes the package.


External Review
05/18/2011

Rather raw and sharp, a young wine with carbonic tastes of jammy fruit and berries. It's smooth in tannins, and an easy sipper.


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Produced entirely from grapes grown in Monterey County our Riesling is rich and full bodied with fresh honeysuckle, ripe peach and citrus blossom.

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

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