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Robert Mondavi Pinot Noir
Robert Mondavi Pinot Noir
Private Selection

Style Light red New World Country USA (CA) Price $11
Vintage tasted 2008 Grapes Pinot Noir, Syrah, Petite Sirah
Website www.robertmondavi.com

Overview To some, Robert Mondavi was a viticultural hero who demonstrated California’s potential and ushered in a bold new era of powerful, exciting wines; to others, he was a ruthless businessman who helped erase stylistic idiosyncrasies in the wine world. Regardless, this three-time Wine Trialsselection is stuffed with the aggressive flavors that made Mondavi’s reputation.

Nose It’s a fairly aggressive Pinot Noir nose, with a slight sulfur note that bothered some of our blind tasters.

Mouth It evens out considerably here, developing impressive balance. There’s also a pleasant vanilla flavor.
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