Oakville, in the heart of the Napa Valley, is home to where Robert Mondavi produces one of their finest wines that seldom makes it way out to the market. Cabernet Franc shines here with its mouth-watering juicy dark fruits, a violet-floral intoxicating nose and toasty, savory oak aromatics. James Suckling loved the “Ripe red plums, red licorice and tar undertones. Full-bodied and very structured with vibrant acidity, which covers layers of red fruit and mineral undertones” from the legendary 2015 vintage. The reality is so little of this wine is produced and yet, year-in-and-out, it is a Wine Scout favorite recommendation! This is one wine to grab a case and enjoy at a fantastic 30% off. Cabernet lovers will quickly move this wine to the top of their “best of” Napa Valley wine favorites!
Robert Mondavi founded his namesake winery in 1966 at the age of 53. He wasn't flush with cash, but he had a big dream. He envisioned that a more gracious lifestyle can be lead through the appreciation of wine, food and art. When he came to Oakville in the Napa Valley he saw the land upon which he could build his dream winery and make wines to stand shoulder to shoulder with the best wines from around the globe. Well, the Italian farm boy made good, launching what would become the first major winery in the Napa Valley after the end of Prohibition. Robert Mondavi Winery revolutionized the world of American wine by focusing on quality grape cultivation and embracing hospitality as a part of the wine business. At their Oakville estate, styled in homage to the missions of early California, the warm spirit of hospitality is ever present. Drop by, they'd love to see you.
Ripe red plums, red licorice and tar undertones. Full-bodied and very structured with vibrant acidity, which covers layers of red fruit and mineral undertones. Finishes chewy.