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Robert Mondavi Winery Chardonnay Napa Valley
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Wine Description

(From 2013 Vintage) This Chardonnay is non-oaked to express the pure fruit flavors of Chardonnay and the terroir and personality of the vineyards from which it originates. The grapes were hand harvested in the cool of the morning and gently pressed whole-cluster, minimizing skin contact to retain freshness and vibrancy. All of the juice was fermented in 100% stainless steel and a portion was then allowed to undergo malolactic fermentation for additional texture and character. Battonage (stirring of the lees) during sur lie aging imparted further complexity and creaminess.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2010 Vintage) In tha tradition, they have created a Chardonnay of remarkable freshness and vibrant purity of fruit - tropical, lively citrus, fresh pear and honeydew melon - lifted by buoyant natural acidity. Well-integrated oak supports the assemblage of fruity flavors from the vineyard with hints of roasted hazelnut, creme brulee and smoke followed by a long, creamy finish.

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/31/96
  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 102 on Dec-95