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2015 Robert Mondavi Winery Momentum Red Blend Napa Valley

2015 Robert Mondavi Winery Momentum Red Blend Napa Valley
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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
A mouth-filling wine that is both juicy and structured, our 2015 Momentum shows ripe blackberry and black plum fruit, dried herbs and a hint of fresh tobacco flavors on a palate with generous, silky tannins and naturally refreshing acidity. 72% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc
Vineyard Notes
All of the Merlot grapes and the majority of the Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc for this wine come from the Schweitzer Vineyard in the Stags Leap District, Napa Valley. Both the vineyard and the AVA are renowned for their purity of fruit and make up the core of this wine, which is then accentuated with bright, juicy fruit from Los Carneros.
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. The selection of grapes for our Momentum wine were harvested between September 12th and September 14th.
Winemaker Notes
We get caught up in the momentum of tasting and blending wines. Sometimes this leads to a blend of several varieties and sometimes we find pleasure in a single variety from a single vineyard. Genevieve Janssens - Director of Winemaking
Production
The grapes were hand harvested in the cool of the morning, gently crushed and inoculated for a warm fermentation, setting the stage for maximum flavor extraction while managing the tannins for a structured yet balanced wine. Thirty-four days of skin contact enhanced color and flavor extraction and polished the tannins for a lush, round mouthfeel. The new wine was transferred to French oak barrels (43% new) for malolactic fermentation and twenty-four months of aging to develop greater roundness and depth.
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Red Blend
Appellation
Napa Valley
Acid
7.0 g/L
pH
3.54
Bottling Date
November 2017
Residual Sugar
0.95 g/L
Alcohol %
14.5
Product Reviews
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Jim Nisbet
(Sep 25, 2018 at 6:55 AM)
WOW! Typically a Cab guy, but I sample different red blends from time to time. I tried this just to round out a shipment, and wow!!! The flavor description above is quite accurate, but I also tasted a hint of cinnamon. What's missing is the ENOURMAS complexity of this wine, and the amazing, lingering finish!! Covers all the bases WELL! Love this wine!

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