It has been a hectic time of late for me as I’m sure it has been for others as well. So it was a happy surprise when I received this Robert Mondavi Winery trio of wines. The package included a bottle of their Pinot Noir, Fumé Blanc, and a lovely Cabernet Sauvignon. What more would you ever need for a celebration for the upcoming holidays?
Robert Mondavi Winery Trio Of Wines
I’ve said it before, I make no secret of the fact that I am a huge fan of any of the Mondavi wines. So as you can imagine I was thrilled to receive this trio of wines. Regardless of their generosity, my thoughts and opinions regarding this trio of wines are truly my own.
The early Mondavi family emigrated from Italy and settled in Missouri where Robert Gerald Mondavi was born. In search of better opportunities, the Mondavi family along with young Robert moved to the small village of Lodi, California. From there, the family established a successful fruit packing business primarily shipping grapes back east for the home winemaker. Robert thrived in the Lodi area gaining a great passion for wine grapes and the wines that they produced.
Not long after Robert Mondavi graduated from Stanford University, he joined his father and brother in the family business. At that time, the family had just expanded their business by acquiring the Charles Krug Winery located in St. Helena, California. Later on, following a serious disagreement with the family, Robert parted from the family business starting his own winery in Oakville, California, the first major winery built in the Napa Valley wine region. His main intention in establishing his new winery was to compete successfully with many of the fine European wines.
Robert Mondavi was very successful achieving his desire to develop a number of premium wines that continue to earn the respect of wine connoisseurs and vintners on a national and global basis. He then went on to build the Mondavi Woodbridge Winery in Lodi, California becoming the leader of many well known popular-premium wines. If that wasn’t enough, Robert entered into a joint venture with Baron Philippe de Rothschild of Château Mouton Rothschild to create what we now know as the Opus One Winery. Many of the joint ventures Robert Mondavi established in Europe, South America and Australia in the past still exist today.
Even though Robert Mondavi is no longer with us, you can still sense the passion he had for the wines he produced in the wines that still bear his name today.
The Robert Mondavi Winery and tasting room is located between Oakville and Rutherford in Napa Valley, California. An interesting fact is they were one of the first wineries to offer winery tours and wine tastings which now includes a great number of culinary arts and art programs. It is well worth a visit if you’re in the area.
This is what the winemakers have to say about the delectable Robert Mondavi Winery trio of wines:
Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012: “A classic Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, our 2012 has aromas of blackberries, dried herbs and dried floral which follow to the palate on a rich wave of concentrated flavor. There is the textural sensation of dark chocolate on the deliciously long, lingering finish.”
Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Fumé Blanc 2013: “Has a kaleidoscope of lively tangerine and lime zest, gooseberry, honeydew melon, jasmine, and orange blossom aromas swirl into a crisp sip of lemon-lime citrus, melon, and fresh meadow flavors with a touch of pea tendrils and newly-cut ginger root in a vibrantly refreshing wine that sends waves of flavor along its wonderfully long, lingering finish.”
Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Pinot Noir 2013: “Our Pinot Noir has a beguiling mix of black cherry and plum fruit with a touch of just-turned earth and thyme aromas. Take a sip and its Carneros terroir serves the wines generous blackberry, spice and herb flavors on a refreshing, and at the same time, silky ride across the palate.”
You can find these Robert Mondavi Winery trio of wines on their website, at wine.com, bevmo.com, totalwine.com, CostPlus/World Market and any fine wine purveyor.
As the holidays approach and plans are made, this Robert Mondavi Winery trio of wines will definitely be on our list to share and enjoy with family and friends. Why not pick up a few bottles of each for yourself or a holiday or hostess gift when the need arises. I’m positive you would make whoever gets these delights very happy. Who wouldn’t love receiving this trio; I sure know I did.
Time for a glass…