Robert Mondavi Winery Napa Valley Chardonnay 2018
This classic Napa Valley blend brings together the best AVAs of the region for Chardonnay. Ripe pear, fresh peach, and autumn quince mingle with warm hazelnut and toasted almond in this classic Chardonnay. The balance of fruit, oak, texture, and varietal character concludes with a long, clean, lingering finish.
Tasting Notes - This full-bodied, robust white wine, integrates tight oak around a core of pineapple, sweet vanilla, and pear flavors. This Chardonnay is rich in texture and layered, satisfying in its intensity and rich extravagant toastiness.
The Producer- Robert Mondavi established his namesake winery in 1966 with a vision to create Napa Valley wines that would stand in the company of the world's finest. He chose To Kalon Vineyard in the heart of the Napa Valley as the home for Robert Mondavi Winery. This first-growth vineyard, located in Oakville, California, is renowned for producing some of the finest Cabernet Sauvignon wines in the world, as well as for its Sauvignon Blanc grapes, from which Mr. Mondavi crafted his signature wine, Fume Blanc. The blend is dominated by fruit from the cooler regions in the southern end of the valley, where the bay fog and breezes allow the grapes to ripen at a gradual, flavor-building pace while retaining refreshing, natural acidity. A small amount of fruit from Robert Mondavi's Wappo Hill Vineyard, in the Stag's Leap District, adds just the right touch of opulence to the blend.