Robert Mondavi Winery Pinot Noir Central Coast Private Selection 2008

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Our 2008 Pinot Noir was produced primarily from grapes grown along California’s marine-influenced Central Coast. Reflecting the character of a cool vintage, which fostered the development of classic varietal aromas and flavors in our Pinot Noir grapes, this vivacious red wine’s hallmark is fresh, vibrant fruit. On the nose, lovely cherry and raspberry aromas mingle with complementary scents of roasted nuts, mint, and toasty oak. Very soft with good length and richness on the palate, the wine displays round and silky strawberry and cherry cordial flavors. Enjoy this pretty Pinot Noir with grilled salmon, herb-roasted chicken, baked ham, and lighter pork and duck dishes.

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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 Pinot Noir Central Coast Private Selection

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Snooth User: itsonme
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4.00 5
05/21/2011

Nice balance between fruitiness and smokiness.


Snooth User: bzilly
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3.50 5
03/22/2010

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Robert Mondavi Winery Pinot Noir Central Coast Private Selection

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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

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


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Crafted in an approachable, fruit-flavored style that invites immediate enjoyment. The pure expression of berries, plums and violets in the wine, with delicate spice nuances, is captured from Syrah grapes grown in Californiarsquo;s Central Coast vineyards.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Crafted in an approachable, fruit-flavored style that invites immediate enjoyment. The pure expression of berries, plums and violets in the wine, with delicate spice nuances, is captured from Syrah grapes grown in California's Central Coast vineyards.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
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.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Rustic and simple, with a sharpness and modest berry flavors. Okay with fast foods.



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Our 2008 Pinot Noir was produced primarily from grapes grown along California’s marine-influenced Central Coast. Reflecting the character of a cool vintage, which fostered the development of classic varietal aromas and flavors in our Pinot Noir grapes, this vivacious red wine’s hallmark is fresh, vibrant fruit. On the nose, lovely cherry and raspberry aromas mingle with complementary scents of roasted nuts, mint, and toasty oak. Very soft with good length and richness on the palate, the wine displays round and silky strawberry and cherry cordial flavors. Enjoy this pretty Pinot Noir with grilled salmon, herb-roasted chicken, baked ham, and lighter pork and duck dishes.

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