Yes, two. The wines make a huge impression and are reasonably priced.
“This pair is two signature wines,” said director of winemaking Genevieve Janssens. “The wines are sourced from some of our best vineyards and embody the elegance and innovation of the Robert Mondavi winemaking philosophy.”
Known for its iconic fume blanc, the 2010 vintage ($20) boasts fruit from their own To Kalon vineyard and the Stag’s Leap District. The style of this varietal reflects Napa Valley’s rich landscape.
The growing season will be remembered as one of the coolest in decades. The unexpected benefit was longer hang time that gave the grape clusters additional time to develop flavor.
The bright, crisp selection offers fresh, bright lime, guava and lemon aromas and unexpected explosions of lemongrass, honeydew and citrus flavors.
Pour this as an opening salvo for dinner, paired with goat cheese tarts.
As the evening heats up, open a 2010 cabernet sauvignon ($28) and breathe in seductive aromas of blackberry jam.
“The extraordinary quality if thus wine originates in Napa Valley’s generous terroir,” Janssens said. “When I taste this, I am reminded why cabernet sauvignon is the varietal on which Robert Mondavi built his reputation.”
Dark fruit, mocha, tobacco and clove flavors dance on the palate and beg for another sip.