Nearly all of the Mondavi Napa Valley Fume Blanc
ferments and ages in barrels that are three to four years old, and she said those barrels are crucial to achieving that wine's particular style.
Our first vintage was 350 cases of 1986 Fume Blanc
, a popular style of oak aged sauvignon blanc at the time.
94) Robert Mondavi Reserve Fume Blanc
90) Dry Creek Sonoma County Fume Blanc
94) 2012 Robert Mondavi Reserve Fume Blanc
Ferrari-Carano Fume Blanc
2013 (Sent by the winery for analysis)
Robert Mondavi Winery in Napa Valley will feature an Equilibrium Fume Blanc
and Merlot from Genevieve Janssens, director of Winemaking.
Her personal preference when it comes to still white wine is Ferrari-Carano Fume Blanc
, which is crisp and floral on the nose followed by flavors of sweet pears, citrus and tropical fruits in the mouth, for $9.
The best all-round white was the Dry Creek Fume Blanc
2009, Sonoma County, USA (pounds 11.
Sevilen's Premium Chardonnay, Centum Syrah and 900 Cabernet Sauvignon wines won gold medals, and 900 Fume Blanc
and Rose Syrah & Cabernet Savignon wines won silver medals.
New in the lineup are Napa Valley Wine Chocolates - in boxes of eight, 15 or 30 pieces in eight flavors including fume blanc
, cabernet, port, merlot and chardonnay ($18 to $55).
As I look back on the special events and times of my life with family and friends, wine was often a part of the experience: the Andre Cold Duck my wife Karen and I drank at Thanksgiving when I was in the military a hundred years ago; the Murphy-Goode Fume Blanc
we had in Maui as the sun set on another perfect day; or the wonderful 1997 Brunello di Montalcino that a good friend gave me last year for my 60th birthday.