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Robert Mondavi Carneros Merlot 1997

Merlot from Carneros, California
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    Our Carneros Merlot reflects the stellar 1997 vintage and captures the exceptionally lush flavors of grapes grown on the windswept hills of the celebrated Carneros District. This region spans the southern tips of Napa and Sonoma valleys, just north of the San Pablo Bay. Complex and multi-layered, our Carneros Merlot displays rich, soft plum, black cherry and berry flavors with nuances of violets, mocha and spices. Sweet vanilla and toasty oak notes, from aging in new French oak barrels, linger on the persistent finish. The wine combines silky elegance with a firm backbone, assuring more than a decade of continued development in the bottle.

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    Robert Mondavi established his namesake winery in 1966 with a vision to create Napa Valley wines that would stand in the company of the world's finest. He chose To Kalon Vineyard in the heart of the Napa Valley as the home for Robert Mondavi Winery. This first-growth vineyard, located in Oakville, California, is renowned for producing some of the finest Cabernet Sauvignon wines in the world, as well as for its Sauvignon Blanc grapes, from which Mr. Mondavi crafted his signature wine, Fumé Blanc.

    Along with To Kalon Vineyard, Robert Mondavi Winery sources grapes from some of Napa Valley's finest vineyards, including Stag's Leap (Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc) and Carneros (Pinot Noir and Chardonnay).

    Mr. Mondavi believed that wines should reflect their origins, that they are the product of the soil, the climate, and the careful stewardship of those precious resources. He also believed in combining the newest techniques and technology with time-honored winemaking traditions.

    The Robert Mondavi winemaking and vineyard teams are proud to carry on their founder's mandate to always strive higher, to pursue Robert Mondavi's goal of excellence with the same passion and innovative spirit, moving forward with programs that break barriers and open new frontiers.

    Leading this initiative is Geneviève Janssens, Director of Winemaking. Geneviève, whose relationship with the winery began in 1978, was selected Winemaker of the Year by Wine Enthusiast in 2010.

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