94) 2012 Robert Mondavi Reserve Fume Blanc
Sauvignon blanc or fume blanc
make an excellent aperitif as well as a wine capable of great food pairing possibilities.
Off-the-beaten-path picks include a citrusy colombard white and a red blend from Portugal's trincadeira and aragonez (also known as tempranillo) grapes as well as quintessential California favorites like a Mondavi fume blanc
and a bright red cherry pinot noir.
The Fat Duck in London, named as the second best restaurant in the world, added our Centum and 900 Fume Blanc
wines to its menu," Enis Guner, a member of Sevilen Wines Executive Board, told AA correspondent.
THE BRILLIAN MARKETER Sauvignon Blanc got no respect in this country until Mondavi turned it into a serious white wine--and repackaged it as Fume Blanc
We ordered a bottle of 2002 Mondavi California Fume Blanc
, an oak barrel-aged blend of sauvignon blanc grapes from several vineyards with a small addition of semillon.
Among white wines, good choices include Bonterra Viognier, a fat, peachy, yet crisp wine in the $14 range, and Dry Creek Fume Blanc
, $13, the unoaked Sauvignon Blanc from a winery specializing in this variety.
86) 2003 Benziger Fume Blanc
North Coast (California).
Bell will lead a dedicated winemaking team solidifying Dry Creek Vineyard's reputation as the preeminent producer of Fume Blanc
, Zinfandel and Cabernet-based blends in Sonoma County.
First Course: Chilled Watermelon, Goat Cheese and Toasted Almond Salad - Mixed spring greens, balsamic vinaigrette paired with Robert Mondavi Winery Fume Blanc
, Napa Valley, California
Grgich Hills Estate brings us its first biodynamically farmed fume blanc
, the 2006 ($28).
Its 2002 Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon and its 2002 Robert Mondavi Reserve Fume Blanc
were two of the excellent wines shown; Mondavi is also hosting "Taste," a four-day conference in wine, food and the arts, which will take place in Napa, CA, on July 13-16 at Copia (The American Center of Wine, Food & the Arts).