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Date Printed: 9/23/2014
Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Chardonnay 2008
Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Chardonnay 2008
(search item no. 108460)
Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 9/23/2014: $19.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast 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:

This vivid and crisp Chardonnay draws orchard aromas of fresh Bosc pears and Gala apples against a backdrop of fleshy stone fruits and pineapple. A stripe of exotic spices, including notes of nutmeg and cinnamon, gives way to subtle aromas of panna cotta and warm hazelnuts. Persistent on the palate, this wine gracefully balances the toast of its well-integrated oak with bright fresh fruit flavors for a round, lingering finish that is typical of the Carneros terroir.
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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.