2018 Robert Mondavi Fume Blanc

In case your not aware, a Fume blanc is an oaked Sauv blanc, some Bordeaux Sauv blancs have oak as well. I’ve always been kind of opposed to the concept … I love a sharp edgy sauv blanc so the idea of taking that edge off with oak, kinda didn’t appeal to me … and then this wine came along. Pale in color with a nice minerally citrus nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice firm edgy citrus notes, even some grapefruit. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice vibrant acidity. There’s some wood notes and nuttiness coming through but in all the affects of the oak are limited and this is quite a nice wine. I would give it an 88 or so … From the LCBO web site: Check stock

750 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  221887$22.95

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This iconic Napa expression is intense with a rich mouthfeel. It features toast, vanilla and roasted fruit tones along with ripe, bright apple, melon, lemon zest and tropical notes. The addition of roughly 15% Semillon adds a gorgeous silkiness to the texture. An intriguing classic, it will have good versatility at the dinner table and will work equally well with turkey dinner or grilled fish.


Release Date:April 1, 2020Bottle Size:750 mL bottleAlcohol/Vol:13.9%Made In:California, USABy:Constellation Brands Inc. (Us)Sugar Content:2 g/LSweetness Descriptor:XD – Extra DryStyle:Aromatic & Flavourful

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