AROMAS: Bright cherry red
FLAVORS: Strawberry, cherry
TEXTURE: Red plum, berry, vanilla
After gently crushing and de-stemming the grapes, we fermented the must in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. All of the wine underwent malolactic fermentation, giving it roundness and depth. Barrel-aging 22% of the wine added complexity, while tank aging the larger portion preserved its vibrant fruit expression. The addition of 17% Petite Sirah enhanced this zesty Zinfandelâ€™s color, structure and depth.
|Wine maker notes
|Zinfandel grapes originally came from Croatia, but they’re right at home in the warmer southern vineyards of the Central Coast.
|PAIR WITH: Short ribs, burgers
|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, Fume 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.
Our winemaking and vineyard teams are proud to carry on our 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.