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Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Fume Blanc 2014

Synopsis, Our Opinion: A “not bad” Sauvignon Blanc that I wouldn’t buy again.

Producer/Winery: Robert Mondavi Winery; Oakville, California.

Grape Variety: Sauvignon Blanc (94% Sauvignon Blanc, 6% Semillon).

Geographic Appellation: Napa Valley, California.

Vintage: 2014

Price: $12

Purchased From: Bistro B Wine Dinner; Kernersville, North Carolina.

Paired With: Garden salad with mushrooms, carrots, onion, black beans and celery; dressed with Persian lime olive oil and blackberry ginger balsamic vinegar.

Tasting:

    He said: Chilled before drinking. Clear, pale yellow-green color. Very nice lemon-lime citrus aroma. Light to medium body, but a little rough mouth-feel. Strong, tart (approaching bitter), lemon taste that continues through a fairly long finish. Balanced slightly crisp acidity, nice mineral in the finish and it drinks more like a 10-11% alcohol content than the 13.5% listed on the label. We first had this Sauvignon Blanc at a wine dinner with a first course that included scallops and we liked it well enough to buy two bottles. It was just mediocre paired with the salad, but disappointing sipping alone after the dinner. I would say it was a “not bad” Sauvignon Blanc that I wouldn’t buy again.

    She said: Clear, light golden yellow color. The citrus aroma and taste were accompanied by a medium body. Lacking nuances of flavor it had a flat stainless steel taste that continued into the long finish. Better with the salad then alone. There was nothing particularly bad about the wine, but nothing to recommend either. So I would definitely shop around before buying it again.

Robert Mondavi Oakville vineyard

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Alcohol Content: 13.5%

UPC Code: 0 86003 35186 8

Imported by: NA

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