I received this wonderful Robert Mondavi Fume Blanc 2011 in a box of wines (along with some other items) from the Robert Mondavi Winery in honor of his life (1913-2008) and the 100th anniversary of his birth. To savor each item, I will showcase each in some form in a future post. Be assured, my thoughts and opinions regarding each offering are truly my own.
Robert Mondavi Fume Blanc 2011
My friend and I prepared a special meal to have with the Robert Mondavi Fume Blanc 2011. The wine was amazing and one that we thoroughly enjoyed with our meal.
Robert Mondavi established his Napa Valley winery in 1966 with a vision to create wines that would stand out as among the world’s finest. To do this, he chose the Kalon Vineyard located in the heart of the Napa Valley, now renowned for producing their world class Cabernet Sauvignon along with their signature Fumé Blanc.
Since his passing in 2008 it has been the winery’s fervent commitment to maintain his vision to pursue his goal of excellence. They continue to seek out ways to innovate and improve upon the ever-changing landscape of winemaking, which in turn offers us the finest wine we can buy.
The Robert Mondavi Winery is a beautiful winery located in Oakville between St Helena and Yountville, California where they provide winery tours, wine tastings, many great culinary and art programs for the general public.
Oakville was a fitting place for Mondavi to establish his Napa winery at the Kalon Vineyards, not only for the great wine growing area but also because of it history and charm. Oakville was established in 1860s as a water stop for the steam train owned by The Napa Valley Railroad Company which shuttled tourists between the Vallejo ferry to the resort town of Calistoga.
This is what the Winemaker has to say about the Robert Mondavi Fume Blanc 2011:
“This Fumé Blanc captures the distinctive personality of Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon grapes grown in Napa Valley’s Oakville region. Enticing citrus, melon and quince notes intertwine with hints of orange blossom, lemongrass and cinnamon in the aromas and crisp, balanced flavors. Although the wine is dry, there is an impression of sweet fruit on the silky palate and lingering finish.”
As my friend and I shared our meal on a warm spring night on my patio, we both agreed that this delightful Robert Mondavi Fume Blanc 2011 made our meal and the evening very special. We will seek out this wine again.
Time for a glass…