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2015 Robert Mondavi Winery Maestro Red Blend Napa Valley

2015 Robert Mondavi Winery Maestro Red Blend Napa Valley
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SKU: 80028438-15
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Our limited release Maestro celebrates prized fruit from each, unique vintage, tantalizing the palate with sweet baking spices of vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg wrapped around a core of fresh, wild blackberries, dark plum and cassis compote fruit in this plush, concentrated powerhouse from the 2015 harvest. 65 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 16 % Merlot, 9 % Cabernet Franc, 6% Malbec, 4 % Petit Verdot
Vineyard Notes
While Maestro is inspired by Bordeaux blends, at heart, it’s a free spirit. Rather than a set style, we take our cues each vintage from the vineyards themselves. Cabernet Sauvignon is prized from both our Wappo Hill and To Kalon vineyards, which led to the inspiration behind this blend. Maestro is designed to capture the refined balance between these two estate vineyards. Part of the Stags Leap growing region, Wappo Hill is a special site offering delicious consistency, and bringing freshness and softness to the wine. Fruit from Oakville’s long-revered To Kalon vineyard, considered Napa Valley’s grand cru, adds structure and bold tannins to the final wine.
Production Notes
2015 started warmer and drier than usual, without a drop of rain in January. The dry conditions continued well into April with some early irrigation in the vineyards. A cooler May reduced fruit set and provided the first signs of a lighter crop for the vintage. The harvest brought in fruit at optimal flavor maturity before a series of heat waves hit the valley. Overall, the 2015 harvest is one of the earliest on record. Grape picking took place from September 4th through October 30th.
Winemaker Notes
The grapes were hand-harvested into small bins and carefully sorted in our gravity-flow cellar. The clusters were gently destemmed directly into traditional French oak tanks for cold soak, fermentation and extended maceration – a total of 25 days of wine to skin contact – maximizing the extraction of varietal character and complexity while keeping the tannins fleshy and supple. The new wine was drained and gently pressed into 90% new French-oak barrels for malolactic fermentation, assuring seamless integration of fruit and oak. The final blend was assembled through repeated tasting trials over the 27 months of barrel aging. The wine was bottled in February 2018.
92 Points & Editor's Choice

A well-made, increadibly affordable wine, this opens with inviting baking-spice notes of nutmeg and clove, accompanied by a dried herb undercurrant that speaks to the Cabernet Sauvignon within. Raspberry and currant highlight a beautifully structured and complex experience on the palate.

V.B. - Wine Enthusiast, May 2019
92 Points

Dark and winey, with vivid blackberry and fig fruit flavors coursing through, carried by a strong graphite edge on the finish. Light licorice and savory notes add range and texture. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot. Best from 2021 through 2030.

J.M. - Wine Spectagor, January 1, 2019
Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Red Blend
Appellation
Napa Valley
Acid
6.0 g/L
pH
3.73
Residual Sugar
0.09 g/L
Alcohol %
14.5
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