2011 Robert Mondavi Fume Blanc To Kalon Estate Reserve
Sauvignon Blanc - 750ML

  • IWC 92
  • WE 92
  • AG 90

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IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2013
Pale bright yellow. Initially exuberant aromas of pineapple and coconut dissipated with aeration to reveal more subtle, varietally typical notes of peach skin, lemon grass, mint and crushed shiso. Supple and firmly built... Pale bright yellow. Initially exuberant aromas of pineapple and coconut dissipated with aeration to reveal more subtle, varietally typical notes of peach skin, lemon grass, mint and crushed shiso. Supple and firmly built, with a bracing lemony character to the mirabelle and white peach flavors. A note of vanillin oak adds interest without getting in the way of the wine's lovely fruit. Finishes with a lingering peach skin character.
WE 92
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, October 2013
The cool vintage resulted in an unusually lean and streamlined, but by no means uninteresting, wine. It’s subtly fruity with hints of citrus zest and grapefruit. The main note, however, is gooseberry—barely ripe, acidic... The cool vintage resulted in an unusually lean and streamlined, but by no means uninteresting, wine. It’s subtly fruity with hints of citrus zest and grapefruit. The main note, however, is gooseberry—barely ripe, acidic, mouthwatering and white peppery. The finish is absolutely dry. It should develop earthy, dried fruit notes over the next six years.
AG 90
Antonio Galloni - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, November 2013
Mondavi's 2011 Fume Blanc Reserve bristles with energy and focus. Sage, white peaches, flowers, mint and tomato leaf are all very much alive in the glass. A wine of unusual detail and nuance, the 2011 stands out for its... Mondavi's 2011 Fume Blanc Reserve bristles with energy and focus. Sage, white peaches, flowers, mint and tomato leaf are all very much alive in the glass. A wine of unusual detail and nuance, the 2011 stands out for its balance, clarity and pure class. A dollop of Semillon adds exotic floral overtones that are quite pretty. Aging on the lees adds texture, but the malos are blocked, which preserves freshness. About 50% of the fruit comes from the T Block, which has been dry farmed since 1955.
Color & Type White
Varietal Sauvignon Blanc
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Napa
Vintage 2011

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For Mondavi’s Fume Blanc ‘To Kalon Reserve’, the grapes are hand harvested in the cool of the morning and gently pressed as whole clusters, minimizing skin contact to retain freshness and vibrancy. Almost all of the juice is barrel-fermented in French oak, 42% new, for a slow, cool fermentation. Some of the juice ferments in two cement egg-shaped tanks. The wine is then aged on its lees (sûr lie) for nine months and hand-stirred (bâtonnage) twice weekly, for a creamy texture and to enhance the volume and length. A small amount of Semillon is added giving the final blend a richer mouth feel and further complexity.