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Fumé Blanc I-Block

Wine Enthusiast
June 2012

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The Fumé Blanc I-Block is available for purchase at our Visitor's Center, and cannot be ordered over the phone or online.

WINE PROFILE

TASTING NOTES

The 2008 vintage of this Fumé Blanc is a focused and evocative expression of the I Block's venerated terroir and old-vine intensity. Lacey aromas of mandarin citrus and white peach bridge to a concentrated palate of pure fruit flavors, stone, and lemon oil mingled with floral notes and Turkish figs. Bright, balanced acidity establishes the heights of the flavor profile while an elegant texture and weight define the wine's profound density.

RATINGS

93 points - Wine Enthusiast, June 2012

"Another fabulous I-Block from Mondavi. Exceptionally ripe in grapefruit, lime and gooseberry fruit, it shows the minerality of this vineyard that gives the wine grip and grounding. Bone-dry, with crisp supportive acidity and just the right amount of oak, it’s wonderful now. This is not a wine to age, but will hold over the next four years." – S.H.

PRODUCTION NOTES

100% Sauvignon Blanc

WINE SPECS

VINTAGE
2008

APPELLATION
Napa Valley

ACID
7.2 g/L

pH
3.14

RESIDUAL SUGAR
0.85 g/L

ALCOHOL %
14.7

DETAILED WINEMAKER NOTES

2008

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