2019 Robert Mondavi Proprietary Red Napa Valley
Robert Mondavi’s spare-no-expense pursuit of world-class wines set the tone for this iconic winery, and the critics are still singing its praises all these decades later. Today, Genevieve Janssens carries the torch and keeps the fires burning. She spent decades working with Mondavi himself, including a stint over at Opus One, rising through the winemaking ranks from lab assistant (in 1978) to Chief Winemaker for this dream of a vintage. This beautiful new vintage glows with vibrant fruit in each plush, juicy sip. Sweet tobacco swirls around ripe plum in this Cabernet Sauvignon based blend supported by Cab Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot.
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.