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October 4, 2014 | In the News | Robert Mondavi Winery

2012 Oakvile Fumé Blanc - 93 Points - Wine & Spirits

Wine & Spirits, U.S. New Releases

Grown at To-Kalon, where Mondavi planted what are now its oldest dry-farmed, head-pruned sauvignon vines in 1960, this is mostly from a younger planting on that site from the early 1990s. The wine barrel-fermented in older oak and aged ten months on the lees. So you'd expect a major oak presence and something creamy-rich. You get that, plus a persistence of nectarine and white peach flavor, creating a fascinating dynamic with the oak tannins, together enhancing the earthy character of the fruit. - Joshua Greene

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