Robert Mondavi Fume Blanc 2002
from Napa Valley, California
"Mondavi's classic Fume is richly oaked, its sauvignon fruit offering the fleshiness of green fig and spice to stand up to the wood. Floral aspects come up in the clean finish, acidic and firm. Give this a year or two of age, thens erve with roast veal."
-Wines & Spirits
Robert Mondavi pioneered barrel aged Fume Blanc, and still makes one of the best there is. Vibrant notes of citrus, pineapple, flowers, minerals and lemon grass in our Napa Valley Fumé Blanc. Barrel-fermentation and gentle stirring during aging in French oak barrels enhanced the elegant texture and lingering, spicy finish. Sip this refreshing wine as an aperitif or with a variety of delicate or spicy foods. Our associate winemaker, Richard Sowalsky, especially likes this Fumé Blanc with garlic-infused dishes, such as fettuccini with rock shrimp and garlic, or Tuscan roast chicken with garlic, lemon and herbs.
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