Robert Mondavi Fume Blanc 2003 wine review (billy)
Robert Mondavi Winery (Napa Valley) 2003 Fume Blanc $17.99
Nose: strong citrus. Grapefruit and flowers.
Palate: incredibly soft and silky. The acid structure is wound up a
bit tight. But that is only immediatly after opening. There are
lemon and vanilla hints here. Apricot and minty green hints linger around the edges.
Finish: silky and thin (in a good way - like honeyed water from a feel perspective).
This is a fine Fume Blanc, though a bit pricey. If you're unfamiliar with Fume Blanc from a flavor and body perspective, think of Champagne. It's like that but without the bubbles.
Overall, I enjoyed the wine but was unimpressed from a value perspective. I can find something comprable for $7 or $8 less in most places.
Still, the bottle was polished off and the wife enjoyed it quite a bit.
Raise a glass!