Robert Mondavi 2009 Fume Blanc, Napa Valley
The Blend: 90% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Semillon
Grape sourcing: 49% Stag’s Leap district (46% Wappo Hill Vineyard)
33% Oakville(30% To Kalon Vineyard) 13% Napa Valley, 5% Northern Cal
Winemaking: Hand harvested were whole cluster pressed, 60% barrel fermented in 60 gallon French oak barrels, 40% stainless steel. Stirred and aged sur lie
Suggested retail: $20
One thing that the Robert Mondavi Winery is good at is consistency. It’s not the only thing that they’re good at, but it’s good to know that which ever wine you purchase from them will at least be as consistent as the last, and consistently decent.
This wine has a nice flowery nose with a hint of sweet tropical fruit. The palate consists of white peach and nectarine. There is a nice amount of crisp acidity on this wine considering the nose would have you believe it is a sweeter wine. The retail is $20, but if you can find it for $10-$15 you will have yourself an outstanding summer sipper, a crowd pleaser.
Weekly Wine Journal rating: 87 points