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Robert Mondavi Winery Twin Oaks Zinfandel 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

Im Geschmack präsentiert er sich sanft, vollmundig und wunderschön zugänglich, mit saftiger Frucht (Kirschen, Erdbeeren).

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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

Editorial Reviews for Robert Mondavi Winery Twin Oaks Zinfandel

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065221,643
2.50 5
07/10/2009

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


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065221,643
3.00 5
02/15/2010

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


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Snooth User: noaer
91069128
3.00 5
08/07/2009

i liked this. at first it tasted a tad minerally but it opened up to tart, bright flavors. nice.


Snooth User: Hexley
27915991
1.50 5
10/18/2009

Possibly my slight aversion to white wine, but this tasted rather like green peppers to me. I don't care for green peppers. Also got a bit of citrus, too.

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  • Snooth User: sek62861
    2478824
    5.00 5
    09/03/2009

    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.


    Snooth User: alink50
    69170480
    4.00 5
    12/25/2010

    Four glasses


    External Reviews for Robert Mondavi Winery Twin Oaks Zinfandel

    11/12/2010

    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.


    11/12/2010

    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.


    07/05/2011

    "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


    07/05/2011

    "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


    External Review
    09/27/2011

    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.


    External Review
    01/03/2012

    Herersquo;s a fine young Sauvignon Blanc that shows plenty of crisp sophistication. The flavors of green apples, figs, lemons, limes, gooseberry and vanilla lead to a finish rich in dusty Asian spices. Quite an achievement to craft a wine this good with a production of more than 57,000 cases.


    External Review
    01/10/2013

    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.


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    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

    Im Geschmack präsentiert er sich sanft, vollmundig und wunderschön zugänglich, mit saftiger Frucht (Kirschen, Erdbeeren).

    Closure: Cork

    Notes: 6% new French oak barrells


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