This isn’t Mondavi’s most expensive Fumé (Sauvignon) Blanc. But it is one of their best ever. In fact, it’s so classic, you could use it in a winemaking class to teach future vintners about how great Napa Sauvignon Blanc should taste. It’s bone dry, brilliantly crisp with acidity and gently touched by oak. The main notes are of lees, which give a sourdough tang, and layers of lemons, limes, pink grapefruits, gooseberries and rich tropical fruits. An unbelievable value at this price, but only 1,975 cases were produced.
Even though this wine is dryer than the Mojave desert, it has a fantastic full bodied flavor of several fruits including grapefruit, citrus, and mango. The price for this wine is well worth it, and a 96 far surpasses this amazing creation!