After going through the latest edition of World’s Best Vineyard 2020, it is not surprising that Robert Mondavi Winery ranks number 5 in the world and number 1 in North America, honoring not only the wine they make, but also the experience when people visiting them. Robert Mondavi is one of the legends in Napa Valley, and built the first winery in the heart of Napa Valley—Oakville AVA in 1966 at the west of Oakville, surrounded by a vineyard called To Kalon. Robert realized the climate, sunlight and soil of this vineyard makes great grapes and To Kalon is now referred to as a first growth vineyard in the region. The Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc produced are able to rival those made from the greatest vineyards around the world. Since 1969, Summer Music Festival has become an iconic cultural event in Napa, attracting performance ranging from Classical Orchestra, Jazz, R&B, Pop bands and artists to join this great show at the winery every year. The winery tour is also one of the best in the region, with extensive visit to the vineyards and cellars, and you would be able to spots paintings, sculptures around the winery made by different artists. Not to miss is the restaurant inside the winery, which brings starred culinary experience together with a range of wine paired with delicacy.
This Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 is made with grapes mainly coming from the iconic To Kalon vineyards in Oakville, Wappo Hill vineyard in Stags Leap, and some other top vineyards in Napa. Comparing to the icon wine Reserve Cabernet, this wine is more approachable during youth, it shows layers of fruit on the nose, with complex palate and smooth, refined structure after some breathing. The finish is lengthy and elegant, refreshing with brilliance acidity.
Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 Jebsen Fine Wines // 3180 3424 // jebsenfinewines.com
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