2013 Robert Mondavi Winery Fume Blanc To Kalon Estate Reserve
Sauvignon Blanc - 750ML
  • WE 93
  • AG 92
  • WS 91
  • W&S 90

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$39.94

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Reg: $53.94

$39.94

This product is
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WE 93
Wine Enthusiast, March 2016
Editors' Choice. From the winery's historic To Kalon Vineyard in Oakville, one of few sites in the state to nurture old-vine Sauvignon Blanc, this wine is complex and compelling. It balances between green olive, basil... Editors' Choice. From the winery's historic To Kalon Vineyard in Oakville, one of few sites in the state to nurture old-vine Sauvignon Blanc, this wine is complex and compelling. It balances between green olive, basil, thyme and crisp squeezes of lemon. Subtle in oak, it maintains buoyant acidity throughout.
AG 92
Antonio Galloni's Vinous, October 2015
The 2013 Fumé Blanc Reserve is deep, powerful and super-expressive, with a compelling interplay of bright, varietal flavors and the phenolic intensity that these old vines confer. Grapefruit, lime, white flowers and white... The 2013 Fumé Blanc Reserve is deep, powerful and super-expressive, with a compelling interplay of bright, varietal flavors and the phenolic intensity that these old vines confer. Grapefruit, lime, white flowers and white pepper notes give the wine much of its aromatic presence.
WS 91
Wine Spectator, December 2015
An opulent and ripe expression, with tropical overtones from the toasted coconut and mango flavors, showing ripe peach accents and a fleshy body. Features details of crisp lemon, dried pineapple, spice and honeysuckle... An opulent and ripe expression, with tropical overtones from the toasted coconut and mango flavors, showing ripe peach accents and a fleshy body. Features details of crisp lemon, dried pineapple, spice and honeysuckle. Harmonious on the long, refreshing finish. Drink now. 1,884 cases made. –MW
W&S 90
Wine & Spirits, February 2016
Half of this wine comes from vines planted in the 1960s, the old vines providing an unusual depth of flavor to this sauvignon blanc. It’s plump with litchi and guava notes over tart, citrusy acidity. Hints of lime leaf... Half of this wine comes from vines planted in the 1960s, the old vines providing an unusual depth of flavor to this sauvignon blanc. It’s plump with litchi and guava notes over tart, citrusy acidity. Hints of lime leaf come up in the finish, though the wine remains muted and needs a year or two of bottle age to fully open.
Color & Type White
Varietal Sauvignon Blanc
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Vintage 2013
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

Label

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.

Winery

Robert Mondavi Winery

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.