The 2007 season began dry, about 60% of normal precipitation with
some very cold days and single-digit night time temperatures around the
New Year holiday. Temperatures were warmer than normal as winter
continued into spring with resulting earlier budding, bloom and set in the
vineyards across all varieties. The summer months remained cool, with
few days topping 100 degrees except for a brief heat spike around Labor
Day. Clusters as well as individual berries were notably smaller in all
varieties due to the dry season.
81% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 0.5% Petit Verdot, 0.5% Malbec.
Our Peter Mondavi Family Merlot is polished and inviting. Chocolate
covered cherries, coffee and layered plum flavors unite with blueberry,
cola and toffee aromas to give a persisitent and enjoyable finish.