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Robert Mondavi Winery Fume Blanc 2013 Wine Review

Robert Mondavi Winery Fume Blanc 2013

Robert Mondavi Winery Fume Blanc 2013

Napa Valley, California, United States

Community Score: 4.3/5

Community Reviews: 8

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Price: $22.95

Drink: 2013-2016

Bottle size: 750 ml



 

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: White Wine


Winery: Robert Mondavi Winery

Agent: Constellation Brands Inc.

Product: 221887

Product: 221887

Product: 221887

Natalie's Score: 91/100

Crisp, dry and fresh with a lemon-lime lift through the core of this California Sauvignon Banc. Robert Mondavi devised the name Fume Blanc for Sauvignon Blanc. Very deft/light use of oak preserves the refreshment of this wine and its versatility with food. This wine is mostly Sauvignon Blanc and with a splash of Semillon. Sixty percent of the wine is barrel fermented, and then it's all aged on its own yeast (sûr lie) in French oak for 9 months to add extra richness, creaminess and lovely dimension. The grapes are grown in the Stags Leap and Oakville vineyards. Try this wine with pasta or seafood in a cream sauce.

Fume Blanc food pairings: chicken salad, pork tenderloin, seafood, barbecued lobster.

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Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Dry and zingy Napa Sauv Blanc with citrus, floral and herbal notes on nose. Palate repeats these flavours with a mineral touch. Super match with grilled chicken or rich shellfish appetizers like smoked oysters.
Matt Steeves, Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

I enjoy Fume Blanc wines as they generally offer a nice balance of exotic fruit, herbaceous notes, crisp acidity, a mineral element and of course a touch of oak to round it all out. This Fume Blanc paired wonderfully with a spicy pork and veggie stir fry. The refreshing acidity and present but not too overpowering exotic fruit, herbs, and floral blossoms, made this a real treat to enjoy with that spicy dish. If you don't like sweet wines with spicy dishes then try a refreshing Fume Blanc like Robert Mondavi's and I guarantee you too will be a fan. Tasted October 2014. 89 points. Matt Steeves @QuercusVino
Courtney Flood rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Very crisp and tangy, lemon lime, slightly creamy and a herbal finish. Great as an aperatif/ palate cleanser or super-chilled for a hot day.
Heather Wall CS; WSET Advanced rated this wine as 84/100 with the following review:

Pale lemon green colour with aromas and flavours of citrus, lemon zest,floral, flint, black current leaf, smoke. The palate has medium acidity with a medium pleasant finish. At $22 I would like a little more weight and acidity. The pleasant characteristics don't hang around for long. Perfect for seafood or Asian dishes.
Valérie Dufour Accredited Sommelier rated this wine as 84/100 with the following review:

Timid citrus nose.
Timid mouth.
Too timid for my taste.
Kristin Perrin rated this wine as 80/100 with the following review:

Green apple skins, pure lemon on the nose
Light bodied, minerally palate with more zippy lemony acidity
Olivier de Maisonneuve reviewed this wine as follows:

Having tasted it the week before, i was a little taken aback by its shyness,this time;i remembered a bolder wine. But it still is a fine,elegant and pleasant wine. The balance between acidity and bitterness is worth noting. I would enjoy it with white meat or fish, in a bearnaise sauce.
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