Robert Mondavi Winery

To Kalon Vineyard
2017 Red Wine
Oakville

2019 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 23 | Lot No. 19
Vintage

2017

Robert Mondavi Winery

To Kalon Vineyard

Red Wine
Oakville

10 cases produced

Highlights

  • This classic red variety blend is made up of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Malbec
  • We sourced this wine from our favorite and most esteemed blocks within To Kalon Vineyard
  • The unique soil, geography and climate of this storied site allow our winemaker to craft wines of the highest quality
  • Power, structure and finesse are complemented by To Kalon’s signature dark fruit and dried herb complexity

Artfully blended using traditional classic red varieties, winemaker Genevieve Janssens created a beautiful expression of the world-famous To Kalon Vineyard. This classic red variety blend is made up of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Malbec. Carefully selected lots were used to create the perfect balance of finesse, elegance and power.


Genevieve Janssens

Winemaker, Robert Mondavi Winery

Winemaker, Genevieve Janssens

I believe in the words of Mr. Mondavi: "Find a job you love and you'll never have to work a day in your life."

After receiving her National Diploma of Enology 1974, Genevieve returned to her family's vineyards in Corsica and France, which she managed from 1974 to 1977. Concurrently, she also owned and operated her own enology laboratory in Provence and served as consulting enologist to many French chateaux in the mid-seventies.

Drawn to the Robert Mondavi Winery's philosophy in winemaking and winegrowing, Genevieve moved to the Napa Valley in 1978. From 1978 - 1979, she fully absorbed this philosophy, working at the Robert Mondavi Winery as a lab enologist and an assistant enologist. Deeply interested in the winemaking revolution taking hold in the state, Genevieve continued exploring California for the next decade, holding several consulting positions.

Genevieve became director of production at Opus One Winery in 1989. Then, in 1997, she came full circle as the director of winemaking at the Robert Mondavi Winery. In 2000, she helped implement the To Kalon Project, the winery's first major renovation since it was founded in 1966.

For Genevieve, carrying on the legacy of her beloved mentor, the late Robert Mondavi, is both a joy and an honor. "With our To Kalon Cellar finished and the new vineyard projects underway, this is an exciting time for the winery, and for me," she says. "I am proud to be the torchbearer of Mr. Mondavi's vision."

Country born: Morroco

Education: Genevieve's formal wine education began under the tutelage of the three legendary fathers of modern enology: Jean Ribereau-Gayon; his son, Pascal Ribereau-Gayon; and Emile Peynaud, with whom she studied at the University of Bordeaux, France.

Years in the wine industry: 30+ years

Honors / Awards:
Honored by the French governement as an Officer of the Ordre National du Merite Agricole (2009)
Named winemaker of the year for 2010 by Wine Enthusiast Magazine.

Winemaking Philosophy:
It starts with the earth, the legacy of what we have received from our ancestors and what we are going to leave for the future generation. We must work to maintain the land, to grow so that we all live in symbiosis: the earth, the vines, the people - care creates quality.

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