2013 Mondavi, Robert Chardonnay Reserve
Chardonnay - 750ML
  • WE 90
  • AG 90

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In Stock: 16 btls
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ETA: Pending

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WE 90
Wine Enthusiast, March 2017
Toast with apricot jam comes first to mind in this nicely balanced white that begins in richness and evolves in the glass to offer a freshness of lime zest and grapefruit, the minerality well-defined.
AG 90
Antonio Galloni's Vinous, October 2015
Mondavi's 2013 Chardonnay Reserve is bright, finely cut and focused throughout. Lemon peel, jasmine and white pepper are some of the signatures. Drink this chiseled, energetic Chardonnay over the next few years. Partial... Mondavi's 2013 Chardonnay Reserve is bright, finely cut and focused throughout. Lemon peel, jasmine and white pepper are some of the signatures. Drink this chiseled, energetic Chardonnay over the next few years. Partial blocking of the malolactic fermentation gives the wine much of its tension. The Mondavi Chardonnay is made from fruit sourced in Carneros.
Color & Type White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Vintage 2013

Label

For Mondavi Reserve Chardonnay, grapes from Carneros are harvested into one-half ton bins at daybreak and gently pressed them as whole clusters to retain fruity flavors and delicacy. A slow, cool native-yeast fermentation follows in 100% Burgundian-style barrels for fruit and oak integration, and enhanced mouth feel. One hundred percent of the barrels are French oak, 67 percent new, adding layers of complexity. As the new wine undergoes malolactic fermentation, it is stirred twice a week, re-suspending the yeast lees to gradually build in greater creaminess and further enrich the texture. When the wine reaches optimal balance of fruit and oak influence, it’s blended and transferred to neutral barrels with the lees to continue aging for a total of 11 months.

Winery

Mondavi, Robert

Robert Mondavi Winery is a leading California wine producer established by its namesake 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 the winery. The historic 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, Fumé Blanc.

Beyond the To Kalon Vineyard, Robert Mondavi Winery sources grapes from some of Napa Valley’s finest vineyards, including Stag’s Leap (Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc) and Carneros (Pinot Noir and Chardonnay).

Robert Mondavi was instrumental in bringing worldwide recognition for the wines of the Napa Valley and promoted the labeling of wines varietally which is now the standard for New World wines. One of his most important collaborations was with Baron Philippe de Rothschild of Chateau Mouton Rothschild, creating Opus One, which has become one of California’s icon Cabernet Sauvignon wines.

For 5 decades, Robert Mondavi Winery has led California’s wine industry, and much of the world, with innovations in winemaking and winegrowing.

The Robert Mondavi brand was acquired by Constellation Brands in 2004 and following its sale, Robert Mondavi partnered with his younger son Tim and daughter Marcia to create Continuum Estate. Robert Mondavi passed away in 2008 at the age of 94.