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Robert Mondavi Winery To Kalon Vineyard Reserve Fumé Blanc 2015 Wine Review

Robert Mondavi Winery To Kalon Vineyard Reserve Fumé Blanc 2015

Robert Mondavi Winery To Kalon Vineyard Reserve Fumé Blanc 2015

Napa Valley, California, United States

Community Score:92/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Price: $79.95

Drink: 2019-2022

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: White Wine

Winery: Robert Mondavi Winery

Agent: Arterra Wines Canada Inc.

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This Robert Mondavi Winery To Kalon Vineyard Reserve Fumé Blanc 2015 was reviewed on November 13, 2020 by Natalie MacLean

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Matt Steeves - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 95/100 with the following review:

The provenance of Robert Mondavi's Fumé Blanc Reserve is some of the finest Grand Cru quality vineyards in North America - the world-renowned To Kalon Vineyard in Napa Valley's Oakville AVA. To Kalon barrel-aged Sauvignon Blanc is a style unlike no other and a style that's loved by many.

A blend of 94% Sauvignon Blanc and 6% Sémillon sourced entirely from Robert Mondavi's To Kalon Vineyard. 2015 vintage saw one of the earliest harvests on record (August 1-25), as the grapes had achieved optimal ripeness whilst retaining the freshness expected in this crisp and textured wine. The nose shows a beautiful bouquet of exotic fruits, sweet lemon grass, tropical fruits, spice, and pronounced flinty minerality. Creamy and refreshing with a mineral-focused mouthwatering finish, the layers of fruit are elegant, structured, perfectly balanced and beautifully textured. Winemaker Genevieve Janssens adds further complexity and texture to the wine by a variety of techniques including French oak barrel and concrete egg fermentation. Bottled in July 2016, it's evolved further in-bottle the past few years and is showing exceptionally well now and will for the next decade. Enjoy the 2015 Fume Blanc Reserve with sushi, lemon ginger shrimp, or spicy Asian cuisine. Drink 2020 to 2030. Tasted October 2020. 95 points. Matt Steeves - www.quercusvino.ca
Jenny Ratcliffe-Wright CWM rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

As an oaked Sauvignon Blanc, Fumé Blanc can sometimes land in between Chardonnay and Sav with no real home. This one shows a very delicate use of oak that allows the Sauvignon Blanc characters to shine through, while just padding it with a slight oaky creaminess. Packed full of tropical flavours, candied pineapple and ripe papaya, it finishes with a gentle acidity that leaves the palate feeling clean. Try with smoked salmon with a passionfruit and ginger vinaigrette @wrightwineblog
From Robert Mondavi and the To Kalon Vineyard in Napa Valley, a dry and flinty Fumé Blanc with tropical fruit, key lime, citrus zest and flinty mineral flavours creamy on the palate with a mouth-watering finish. Elegant and perfectly balanced, buy winemaker Genevieve Janssens adds further complexity and texture to the wine by a variety of techniques including French oak barrel as well as concrete egg fermentation. - Community Wine Reviews

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