2014 Robert Mondavi Winery Fume Blanc To Kalon Estate Reserve
Sauvignon Blanc - 750ML
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Reg: $44.94

$39.94

In Stock: 7 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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WE 95
Wine Enthusiast, February 2017
From the beautiful, historic site planted to some of the oldest vines of the variety in Northern California, this delicious white explodes in juicy green apple and an intensity of fresh-squeezed lemon. That succulence... From the beautiful, historic site planted to some of the oldest vines of the variety in Northern California, this delicious white explodes in juicy green apple and an intensity of fresh-squeezed lemon. That succulence lingers atop a lengthy, salty texture wrapped in subtle, supportive oak.
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2016
Mondavi’s Fumé Blanc Reserve was one of the first high-quality Sauvignon Blancs – or as Mondavi called it, Fumé Blanc – in Napa, serving as a pioneering catalyst in the movement with this variety. The 2014 version is a... Mondavi’s Fumé Blanc Reserve was one of the first high-quality Sauvignon Blancs – or as Mondavi called it, Fumé Blanc – in Napa, serving as a pioneering catalyst in the movement with this variety. The 2014 version is a beauty, with the texture of a Chardonnay, luscious honeysuckle, lemon blossom and tangerine oil notes, medium body, beautiful concentration and purity, and a long, dry, authoritative finish. This is a winner to drink over the next 4-5 years. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
WS 90
Wine Spectator, November 2016
Smooth, creamy and succulent, with toast, spice and lemon meringue flavors that have length and intensity. Juicy grapefruit and peach flavors mingle with whiffs of honeysuckle and lanolin on the finish. Drink now. – MW
VN 90
Vinous, December 2016
Mondavi's 2014 Fumé Blanc Reserve is endowed with real phenolic intensity and minerality. Expressive and nuanced in the glass, the 2014 captures all of the gravitas and pedigree of these vines in the historic To-Kalon... Mondavi's 2014 Fumé Blanc Reserve is endowed with real phenolic intensity and minerality. Expressive and nuanced in the glass, the 2014 captures all of the gravitas and pedigree of these vines in the historic To-Kalon Vineyard. Brisk, clean, varietal Sauvignon Blanc overtones race through to the finish. -- Antonio Galloni
Color & Type White
Varietal Sauvignon Blanc
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Vintage 2014
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.