Editorial Reviews for Robert Mondavi Winery Twin Oaks Zinfandel
fresh and crisp with grassy notes and fresh pear, light peach and grapefruit tones . Bright, a touch small in the mouth and perhaps just a whisper of unneeded sweetness. Round and fruity style, nothing wrong here simple, easy, with some subtle grassy and sweet herb tones. Short finish. Clean and simple 84pts
This offers up plenty of green fruits and grape fruit on the nose with a hint of mineral smoke but is a bit simple. On the palate it’s snappy and fresh with nice acid cut but like the nose is a bit on the simple side. It’s got nice balance and a decent finish, and while serviceable, isn’t very exciting 86pts
i liked this. at first it tasted a tad minerally but it opened up to tart, bright flavors. nice.
it is a nice white wine with a crisp taste that is not too sweet. it is perfectly refreshing on a hot summer day without the sweet after taste of most white wines.
External Reviews for Robert Mondavi Winery Twin Oaks Zinfandel
Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the August 2010 issue. Surprisingly dilute for a wine that has long been at the very top of the Mondavi brand, this one speaks quietly to green melons and hay but also delivers a whiff of refrigerator water, and things do not get any better on the palate. Soft, a bit watery and on the pinched side, this latest edition is a shallow version of what the label used to deliver.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Unlikely to improve with further aging.
Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the August 2010 issue. Attractive scents of kiwi and Meyer lemon with wispy highlights of greens, minerals and toasty oak are followed on the palate by a supple-textured, firmly backboned wine whose crisp edges and still developing minerally, grassy, citrusy flavors are pleasant on the one hand and promise to get better on the other. Put a few bottles of this one aside; it may take a few years, but the wine is likely to find real refinement in time.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Cellar for future drinking. Wine will improve with bottle aging.
"Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the August 2010 issue. Surprisingly dilute for a wine that has long been at the very top of the Mondavi brand
"Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the August 2010 issue. Attractive scents of kiwi and Meyer lemon with wispy highlights of greens
Pale, bright straw. Musky pineapple, citrus peel, fresh herbs and licorice on the nose, with enticing floral lift. Densely packed, sweet and bright, with noteworthy fruit intensity for a basic bottling. Finishes with very good length. Not quite complex enough for an outstanding rating but this would make a very flexible dinner-table wine. Genevieve Janssens notes that as of vintage 1999, Mondavi has practiced andldquo;green juice winemakingandrdquo; for its sauvignon blanc and andldquo;brown juicy winemakingandrdquo; for its chardonnay andmdash; i.e., preserving sauvignon against oxidation at every step of winemaking and elevage while encouraging the oxidizable enzyme in chardonnay to oxidize and fall out of the wine during the vinification.
The 1995 Fume Blanc is a crisp, light to medium-bodied, delicately-herbed wine that relies more on subtlety than a flashy display of fruit or oak. It should drink well for 1ndash;3 years.
Oak rises above the deeper mineral tones of this wine like a boat on a green sea. The fruit is enriched to lemon curd and a custard-smooth foam of lime. Yet it all remains lifted, ready for a veal chop Milanese.
Food Pairings for Robert Mondavi Winery Twin Oaks Zinfandel
A wine that does justice to the Fumé Blanc tradition here at Robert Mondavi Winery. Expansive aromas of verbena, melon, and honeyed grapefruit crescendo to flavors of passion fruit, lemon grass and a glimmer of Temple orange. Supported by the minerality distinctive of the To Kalon Vineyard and the lush generosity of Sémillon, this electric wine has exceptional palate appeal with uplifted fruit and herbal notes indigenous to its legendary provenance. Bright fresh straw in color but with a clear density of texture on the glass
Notes: 6% new French oak barrells