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About Robert Mondavi Winery
The Robert Mondavi Winery benefits uses the outstanding To-Kalon vineyard in Napa Valley to produce its acclaimed Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve and Oakhill District Cabernet Sauvignons. Founded in 1966 by New World wine ambassador Robert Mondavi, the Mondavi Winery has set the standard for production and marketing strategy in Napa Valley.
91 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2012
(100% barrel-fermented--"to get creaminess," according to head winemaker Genevieve Janssens; includes 4% semillon): Bright yellow-green. Aromas of lime, white flowers, vanilla and almond, plus a hint of tropical fruits. Offers an enticingly rich, pliant texture but with bracing flavors of green tropical fruits, citrus and fresh herbs. Complicated by a subtle nutty quality from the oak and given a firm edge on the very long finish by solid minerality. This vintage was a challenge for To Kalon sauvignon owing to the severe heat spike in late August, noted Janssens. For the first time a sorting was done at the harvest, to eliminate burned grapes, which had reached very high sugar levels.