In 1966, emboldened by boundless enthusiasm, and a conviction that California could produce wines that would belong in the company of the world's finest, Robert Mondavi set out on his own to found the first major winery built in the valley since prohibition: Robert Mondavi Winery. Since then the open arch of the Robert Mondavi Winery has welcomed thousands of guests who have come to share in Robert's love of wine, food, and art.
With the release of the Robert Mondavi Winery's Cabernet Sauvignon in the late 60's the world's eyes were opened to the potential of the Napa Valley. The historic Paris tasting in 1976, where two former winemakers of the Robert Mondavi Winery won first prize, further supported this revelation.
Robert Mondavi's commitment to the industry and to promoting wine as part of a gracious lifestyle led to his "mission tour" in the late 1980s. He crossed the country, educating restaurateurs, media and most of all consumers on wine's integral role in culture and civilization.
After 41 years, Robert Mondavi Winery still embodies its founder's commitment to excellence, innovation and creative spirit while continuing to produce wines that stand in the company of the world's finest.
Robert Mondavi Winery 97 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
"Rated 93 Cellar Selection - Packed with currant, black cherry, plum, cedar and spice nuances, finishing long and complete, this Mondavi reserve is a dark, immense, deeply concentrated and sharply focused red." - Wine Spectator 9/15/00
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Robert Mondavi Winery 98 Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon
"Rated 88 - Soft herbal notes intermixed with cherries and earth emerge from this garnet/plum- colored wine. It is medium-bodied, round, and best drunk over the next decade." - Wine Spectator