SEE: Golden yellow
SMELL: Lemon and green apple
TASTE: Nectarine, peach, vanilla, brown sugar
Crafted primarily from grapes grownin California’s cool-climate Central Coast American Viticultural Area (AVA), is a rich, complex expression of this variety. It melds the ripe tropical fruit notes characteristic of Central Coast Chardonnay with the toasty, creamy, buttery characters that derive from partial barrel and malolactic fermentation and sur lie aging. Ripe pear, apple and peach mingle with buttercream, vanilla, honey and baked bread in the warm, inviting nose, while soft, toasty, creamy flavors dominate the palate.
|Wine maker notes
|Chardonnay is the most popular wine in the U.S. for a reason. Grown in a chilly place like the northern Central Coast it’s even better. Do your own taste test #RMPS
|PAIR: Seafood, poutry, pork, white-sauce pastas
|Robert Mondavi established his namesake winery 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 Robert Mondavi Winery. This first-growth 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, Fume Blanc.
Along with 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).
Mr. Mondavi believed that wines should reflect their origins, that they are the product of the soil, the climate, and the careful stewardship of those precious resources. He also believed in combining the newest techniques and technology with time-honored winemaking traditions.
Our winemaking and vineyard teams are proud to carry on our founder’s mandate to always strive higher, to pursue Robert Mondavi’s goal of excellence with the same passion and innovative spirit, moving forward with programs that break barriers and open new frontiers.