Robert Mondavi To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1998 Front Label
Robert Mondavi To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1998 Front Label

Robert Mondavi To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1998

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    For 130 years, To Kalon Vineyard has produced complex, long-lived Cabernet Sauvignon wines. The highly extracted flavors, velvety tannins and exquisite balance of our 1998 To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon are the signature of this historic vineyard's old vines and unique terroir. Combining power and elegance, the wine unfolds in layers of black cherry, black raspberry, minerals, earth and cedar. The flavors and texture are rich and multi-layered; the finish is long and velvety. Gentle hand crafting, including natural clarification through barrel to barrel racking, and aging in new French chateau barrels wove warm spice nuances through the opulent layers of dark fruit.

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    Born to a French family in Morocco and raised in France, Genevieve’s formal wine education began under the tutelage of the legendary “three fathers” of modern enology—Jean Ribereau-Gayon; his son, Pascal Ribereau-Gayon; and Emile Peynaud—with whom she studied at the University of Bordeaux, France. After receiving her National Diploma of Enology 1974, she returned to her family’s vineyards in Corsica and France, which she managed from 1974 to 1977. Concurrently, she also owned and operated her own enology laboratory in Provence and served as consulting enologist to many French chateaux in the mid-seventies. Drawn to Robert Mondavi Winery’s philosophy in winemaking and winegrowing, Genevieve moved to the Napa Valley in 1978. She recognized in Robert Mondavi her father’s holistic approach to quality. “It starts with the earth, the legacy of what she had received from her ancestors and what she was going to leave for the future generation,” she says. “We must work to maintain the land, to grow so that we all live in symbiosis: the earth, the vines, the people—care creates quality.” From 1978–1979, she fully absorbed this philosophy, working at Robert Mondavi Winery as a lab enologist and an assistant enologist. Deeply interested in the winemaking revolution taking hold in the state, Genevieve continued exploring California for the next decade, holding several consulting positions. Genevieve’s connection to Robert Mondavi returned in 1989, when she became Director of Production at Opus One Winery. Then, in 1997, she came full circle as the Director of Winemaking at Robert Mondavi Winery. 

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