The 2015 Robert Mondavi Winery Fume Blanc To Kalon Estate Reserve is a captivating white wine that embodies the essence of California's North Coast region. With its elegant label and cork closure, this Sauvignon Blanc is a true testament to the craftsmanship and dedication of the renowned Robert Mondavi Winery.
In the glass, this wine showcases a beautiful golden hue, reflecting its exceptional quality. The aromatics are vibrant and complex, with notes of marmalade, candied lemon peel, and grilled grapefruit. These enticing scents are further enhanced by hints of peach custard and floral accents, creating an aromatic bouquet that is both expressive and alluring.
On the palate, the Fume Blanc To Kalon Estate Reserve reveals a smooth and succulent body, which is perfectly balanced by a juicy core of acidity. The flavors explode on the palate, with layers of peach, Key lime, and pear interwoven with subtle hints of spice. The addition of a small amount of Sémillon adds extra depth and complexity, contributing to the wine's rich and concentrated character.
This wine has received high praise from esteemed publications, with Wine Spectator awarding it an impressive score of 93. The publication describes it as "expressive and complex," with a long aging potential until 2022. Vinous also commends this wine, awarding it a score of 91 and highlighting its intense expression of Sauvignon Blanc and its character derived from the renowned To Kalon Vineyard.
The 2015 Robert Mondavi Winery Fume Blanc To Kalon Estate Reserve is a true gem from Napa's prestigious To Kalon Vineyard. It is a wine that exemplifies the artistry and expertise of the winemakers at Robert Mondavi Winery. This white wine is best enjoyed now, but can also be cellared for a few more years to fully appreciate its complexity and aging potential.