Robert Mondavi Woodbridge Sauvignon Blanc
|Region||California, United States|
|Brand||Robert Mondavi Winery|
The 2013 growing season’s mild temperatures and lack of major inclement weather led to a nicely-paced and well-timed harvest. With only a single heat wave, the grapes for our 2013 Sauvignon Blanc were picked right on schedule, resulting in a bright, mouthwatering finish to the wine.
Over three-quarters of the grapes in our 2013 Sauvignon Blanc were harvested from the Lodi American Viticultural Area (AVA), and the floral notes found in this wine originate from the Sauvignon Musque clone of Sauvignon Blanc. The cool nighttime breezes of the river delta in the Lodi AVA lend ripe, fruit-forward flavors to the grapes, along with a long, refreshing finish. A portion of the grapes are selected from other winegrowing regions in California to help round out this blend.
The grapes were harvested during the cool night hours and pressed immediately as whole clusters to capture the fresh, flavorful Sauvignon Blanc character. The grapes’ acidity is at its peak at night and
contributes to the wine’s vibrancy. The juice was then cool fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks to accentuate the wine’s fruitiness.
77% Sauvignon Blanc
23% Aromatic white varietals
Total acid: 0.6g/100ml
Residual sugar: 0.18%
With crisp and bright flavors of tropical fruit and gooseberry, our 2013 Sauvignon Blanc is a fruit-forward wine that shines alone and alongside food.
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, Fumé 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.