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Date Printed: 12/18/2014
Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Chardonnay 2005
Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Chardonnay 2005
(search item no. 92922)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/18/2014: $16.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1997 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
1997 Wine Enthusiast rating: 85 points

Winemaker's Notes:

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.

"What's so nice about this wine is that it has full-throttle Chard personality while keeping everything so balanced that it's also a versatile food wine. You can't say that about a lot of Chardonnays. Mainly it's the acidity, but also the complex, subtle interplay of fruit and oak. A very nice job."
-Wine Enthusiast

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About Robert Mondavi Winery:

For more than 40 years, Robert Mondavi Winery has been the symbol of Napa Valley. Founded in 1966, it was the first major winery built in Napa Valley in the three decades following the repeal of Prohibition (1933), and went on to establish the foundation for modern California winemaking. Robert Mondavi Winery's mission-styled architecture, with the expansive archway and bell tower designed by Cliff May, has become an enduring landmark that honors California's history. With the philosophy that great wines reflect their origins, Robert Mondavi Winery pursues the fullest expression of the terroir of its Napa Valley vineyards: the historic To Kalon Vineyard in the Oakville American Viticultural Area (AVA), and the Wappo Hill Vineyard in the Stags Leap Vineyard AVA.