Original
63 Ratings
Robert Mondavi Winery Chardonnay Napa Valley

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Wine Description

(2011 Vintage) The nose reveals lemon blossom, green apple, and peach aromas with smoky oak nuances along with enticing vanilla spice and smoky oak flavors. The creamy, mouthfilling palate creates a lush impression and is balanced by a rich, lingering finish.

(2011 Vintage) The natural roundness of our Chardonnay was enhanced by partial barrel and malolactic fermentation, coupled with extended aging on the yeast lees, resulting in a luscious, complex wine. The nose reveals lemon blossom, green apple, and peach aromas with smoky oak nuances along with enticing vanilla spice and smoky oak flavors. The creamy, mouthfilling palate creates a lush impression and is balanced by a rich, lingering finish.

(2011 Vintage) The 2005 Robert Mondavi Winery Chardonnay is a fresh, youthful wine, with lively acidity and abundant fruit. Aromas of zesty citrus, green apple and tropical coconut are enhanced by the subtle use of oak. Ripe layers of fruit flavors unfold in the glass, with citrus and green apple leading to pear and pineapple. In the background, smoky oak deepens into crème brulée.

Expert Reviews
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (2006 Vintage) Slightly toasty first notes are joined by a vanilla custard-like scent in the surprisingly low-key aromas of this ripe, but quietly fruity, full-bodied wine. It comes with a full measure of supportive acid and a nice sense of backbone, but it never quite convinces that it has the stuffing to open up into greatness, and its past success notwithstanding, it trails the best here.
  • Wine Enthusiast
    (2011 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast on 12/01/2013
  • Wine Enthusiast
    (2011 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast on 10/01/2013
  • Wine Spectator
    (1994 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/31/96
  • Wine Advocate
    (1994 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 102 on Dec-95