Robert Mondavi Winery

Oakville Fumé Blanc

9.036 ratings
9.09 pro ratings
Oakville, Napa Valley, California, USA
Fumé Blanc
Top Notes For
Tom Casagrande

Needs a lot of air to start strutting. Nose shows the barrel-aging, yielding smoky butterscotchy scents over ripe honeydew melon, herb-tinged fruit. Deep, ripe, and full, it’s got a long finish and decent acids. I think blind I’d probably guess this was a Chardonnay. Still, a very good wine.

Needs a lot of air to start strutting. Nose shows the barrel-aging, yielding smoky butterscotchy scents over ripe honeydew melon, herb-tinged fruit. Deep, ripe, and full, it’s got a long finish and decent acids. I think blind I’d probably guess this was a Chardonnay. Still, a very good wine.

Aug 5th, 2018
Patrick Derdeyn

Was a great pairing for seafood, but hard to say it was a great wine. I bought because it was hard to resist an opportunity to try SB from some of the worlds best terroir. I was hoping it might be a junior version of the much revered I-Block but not quite. Still a well made wine that. Brings a little more texture and depth than your typical SB, not your typical lemongrass but finishes with a little creaminess.

Was a great pairing for seafood, but hard to say it was a great wine. I bought because it was hard to resist an opportunity to try SB from some of the worlds best terroir. I was hoping it might be a junior version of the much revered I-Block but not quite. Still a well made wine that. Brings a little more texture and depth than your typical SB, not your typical lemongrass but finishes with a little creaminess.

Jul 12th, 2018
Beau Carson

What I expected, but a little less smoky.

What I expected, but a little less smoky.

Feb 12th, 2018
Tom Casagrande

I haven’t had one of these in decades. It’s very good, but needs air. Very grassy on opening, but then settles down and shows rich, gravelly notes, subtle smoky oak, pear and gooseberry fruit. Mouthfilling and nicely balanced, it drinks like a nice, barrel-aged Pessac. Nice on its own but would shine with fish or seafood.

I haven’t had one of these in decades. It’s very good, but needs air. Very grassy on opening, but then settles down and shows rich, gravelly notes, subtle smoky oak, pear and gooseberry fruit. Mouthfilling and nicely balanced, it drinks like a nice, barrel-aged Pessac. Nice on its own but would shine with fish or seafood.

Jan 27th, 2018
Matt Sterr

Love this funky nose. Papaya! Nice acidity, citrus rind on the finish. Very well done.

Love this funky nose. Papaya! Nice acidity, citrus rind on the finish. Very well done.

1 person found it helpfulNov 28th, 2017
Chris McClellan

Nice balanced wine, peach, not picking up the oak. Great white

Nice balanced wine, peach, not picking up the oak. Great white

Oct 3rd, 2016
Carrie

Gone bad😕

Gone bad😕

Jul 22nd, 2018
Ivan London

Camembert, lemon and lime zests, caramel

Camembert, lemon and lime zests, caramel

Jul 8th, 2018
Angelo Casagrande

Very diff from sav blanc from elsewhere. Both NZ and Loire are more steely, and in the case of the former, citrusy. But this has more weight behind it. Med bodied- kinda chard- like in the mouth. Could stand up to some grilled pork or chicken.

Very diff from sav blanc from elsewhere. Both NZ and Loire are more steely, and in the case of the former, citrusy. But this has more weight behind it. Med bodied- kinda chard- like in the mouth. Could stand up to some grilled pork or chicken.

Apr 12th, 2018
Matt Forester

2013. Exceptionally good.

2013. Exceptionally good.

Jan 4th, 2018