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    Robert Mondavi Fume Blanc 2008
    Sauvignon Blanc - Napa Valley, California

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    Ratings

    • ST89
    • WS88
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 89 International Wine Cellar, 88 Wine Spectator

    Region: Napa Valley, California

    Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc

    Style: Light & Crisp

    Alcohol By Volume: 13.9%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 100027

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Intense primary aromas of lemongrass mingle with the subtle scent of lime blossoms and hints of sage and spice. Mouthfilling flavors of crisp yellow peach are couched in a very smooth, rounded texture. Thanks to the small Sauvignon Blanc yields of 2008, flavors are concentrated and the wine is already very expressive in its youth.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Pale, bright straw. Musky pineapple, citrus peel, fresh herbs and licorice on the nose, with enticing floral lift. Densely packed, sweet and bright, with noteworthy fruit intensity for a basic bottling. Finishes with very good length. Not quite complex enough for an outstanding rating but this would make a very flexible dinner-table wine. Genevieve Janssens notes that as of vintage 1999, Mondavi has practiced "green juice winemaking" for its sauvignon blanc and "brown juicy winemaking" for its chardonnay-i.e., preserving sauvignon against oxidation at every step of winemaking and elevage while encouraging the oxidizable enzyme in chardonnay to oxidize and fall out of the wine during the vinification.

    89 Points
    International Wine Cellar

    Concentrated and robust peach, citrus, golden raisin and apple flavors have a firm structure and refreshing juicy acidity. Smooth and sophisticated, with a long, spicy finish. Drink now through 2012. 50,543 cases made.

    88 Points
    Wine Spectator
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    User Reviews:

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    Jonathan Garcia (3/8/2011)
    One of my all time favorite Sauvignon Blancs. Subtlely sweet but tart and crisp. Perfect for a warm day but still enjoyable on a cold one.
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    PamBaugh (2/2/2012)
    I liked this very much. But only bought one bottle and wished I had bought more.
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    Bob Corcoran (6/12/2011)
    Just a bit too sweet for my liking - probably look elsewhere moving forward
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    Cheryl DeCarlo (8/15/2011)

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