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Robert Mondavi Private Selection Merlot 2014

Winemaker's Notes:

In crafting this wine, we chose exceptional Central Coast grapes, primarily from Monterey County, a region that provides the temperate climate, and moist alluvial soils that Merlot loves. fter we gently crushed and destemmed the fruit, we fermented the must in temperature-controlled tanks at 85°F. Following fermentation, the wine was left on the skins for 12 days to soften tannins and develop complexity. Malolactic fermentation enhanced roundness and depth. Aging in tank and barrel (combination of French and American oak) for 10 months retained the wine’s vibrant fruit character while adding richness and complexity and softening tannins.percent of the wine underwent malolactic fermentation to enhance roundness and depth, aging 12 months in American and French oak to add a subtle toasty tone.

Robert Mondavi Winery:
  The Robert Mondavi Winery was founded in 1966 after a family split with the Charles Krug Winery, which had been founded by Robert’s father.  After heading out on his own, Robert settled on land in Napa valley, and in particular the famed To Kalon Vineyard in the Rutherford district. The original plot in To Kalon Vineyard was only 12 acres, but today there are 450 acres und... Read more
  The Robert Mondavi Winery was founded in 1966 after a family split with the Charles Krug Winery, which had been founded by Robert’s father.  After heading out on his own, Robert settled on land in Napa valley, and in particular the famed To Kalon Vineyard in the Rutherford district. The original plot in To Kalon Vineyard was only 12 acres, but today there are 450 acres under vine. The Robert Mondavi Winery also includes the Wappo Hill Vineyard, which is a 400 acre plot in the Stags Leap District of Napa Valley. Within a year of its inception, the Robert Mondavi Winery proved to be a true pioneer, not only with the establishment of his winery but also by introducing and popularizing the use of French oak barrels for wine, European wine techniques, and the bottling of varietal wines. Robert Mondavi Winery only uses French Oak barrels for storing wine, and his influence and success led to the practice’s prevalence. Among Mondavi’s greatest successes one would have to count the creation of the Fume Blanc moniker for Sauvignon Blanc as well as the introduction of his benchmark Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet. Today Robert Mondavi’s legacy is carried on under the watchful eye of his wife who works with the current winemakers Genevieve Janssens, Gustavo Gonzalez, and Richard Arnold to ensure that today’s Robert Mondavi wines deliver the elegance, appeal, and character that Robert had intended. Read less

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Tasting Notes:

Smell: Cherry, Ripe Plum Taste: Raspbery, Cherry, Mocha

In crafting this wine, we chose exceptional Central Coast grapes, primarily from Monterey County, a region that provides the temperate climate, and moist alluvial soils that Merlot loves. fter we gently crushed and destemmed the fruit, we fermented the must in temperature-controlled tanks at 85°F. Following fermentation, the wine was left on the skins for 12 days to soften tannins and develop complexity. Malolactic fermentation enhanced roundness and depth. Aging in tank and barrel (combination of French and American oak) for 10 months retained the wine’s vibrant fruit character while adding richness and complexity and softening tannins.percent of the wine underwent malolactic fermentation to enhance roundness and depth, aging 12 months in American and French oak to add a subtle toasty tone.

Closure: Synthetic

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 13.5%

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