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Wine White Mondavi Robert Chardonnay 1979

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Still very youthful looking in the glass, almost opaque with black reflects to the ruby core. On the nose this offers up a mineral tinged note that leads to a rush of Chinese five spice and soy. Eventually there are distinct and strong notes of old boxes of candy canes and Andes thin mints with over a bed of over-roast green peppers and dried ketchup tones. In the mouth this starts off with it's resolved, very soft tannins then the great, bracing acids kick in supporting red currant fruit that has a slightly candied edge recalling blackberry candy. There are nice notes of mineral and walnuts on the moderately long finish which ends with just a touch of astringency. A young and zesty bottle. 88pts

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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 Wine White Mondavi Robert Chardonnay

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
4.00 5
12/05/2008

Still very youthful looking in the glass, almost opaque with black reflects to the ruby core. On the nose this offers up a mineral tinged note that leads to a rush of Chinese five spice and soy. Eventually there are distinct and strong notes of old boxes of candy canes and Andes thin mints with over a bed of over-roast green peppers and dried ketchup tones. In the mouth this starts off with it's resolved, very soft tannins then the great, bracing acids kick in supporting red currant fruit that has a slightly candied edge recalling blackberry candy. There are nice notes of mineral and walnuts on the moderately long finish which ends with just a touch of astringency. A young and zesty bottle. 88pts


External Reviews for Wine White Mondavi Robert Chardonnay

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
07/31/2010

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1979 Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/01/2010

Mature and complex, with supple, elegant cherry, currant, mint and coffee notes, holding its elegance and finesse on the finish... Wine Spectator. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1979 Mondavi, Robert Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 750ml




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