Wine of the Day, No. 511


This post is by Fredric Koeppel from Bigger Than Your Head


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Searching through the white wine fridge for something to drink with seared swordfish and a parsley-caper vinaigrette, I came across a bottle of the Robert Mondavi Winery Oakville Fumé Blanc 2015, Napa Valley. “Whoa,” I thought, “how long has this been around?” Turns out that, according to the winery’s website, this is the wine’s current vintage, a state I think is just fine, since it’s drinking beautifully now. Ninety percent barrel fermented and then aged nine months in French oak — but only eight percent new barrels — the wine includes 14 percent semillon grapes to its 86 percent sauvignon blanc. Robert Mondavi Oakville Fumé Blanc 2015 offers a very pale straw-gold hue and distinctive aromas of lemongrass and green tea, lime peel and gooseberry, pear and quince, all presented in a subtle melange bolstered by layers of smoke and flint; a few moments in the glass unfurl seductive …

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