Michael Mondavi Family Estate

2018 Sauvignon Blanc
Napa Valley

2019 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 23 | Lot No. 150
Vintage

2018

Michael Mondavi Family Estate

Sauvignon Blanc
Napa Valley

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • Winemaker Rob Mondavi Jr. selected cuttings from the renowned H. W. Crabb To Kalon Vineyard
  • In 2004, we planted our vines to continue the legacy of this historic Sauvignon Blanc
  • Brought to California by Charles A. Wetmore in the 1880s, the vines’ lineage is traced to Château d’Yquem
  • Since 2014, our wines have continued to capture the true and unique essence of these vines

The Heritage Block Vineyard, near the Howell Mountain nested appellation, is a special place for the Michael Mondavi family. The vines growing here were meticulously planted by Michael and his family in 2004 and are attributed to rootstock which is known to be the oldest Sauvignon Blanc in North America. The origin of these vines emanates from the esteemed Château d’Yquem in the Bordeaux region of France and cuttings first made their way to California in the 1880s with famed vintner Charles A. Wetmore. In the Heritage Block Vineyard, these historic and head-trained vines serve as the foundation and soul of the wine and allow our winemaker, Rob Mondavi Jr., to create an exceptional Sauvignon Blanc which features aromas of freshly cut nectarines, white peaches, Kaffir lime and a hint of lemongrass touched by French oak.


Wine Facts

  • Single vineyard wine
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Rob Mondavi, Jr.

Winemaker, Michael Mondavi Family Estate

Winemaker, Rob Mondavi, Jr.

As a winemaker, I first consider myself as a wine drinker, asking what do I want to drink and what do my friends want to drink, and then I select the vineyards, fruit maturity and all winemaking decisions based on the desire to create mesmerizing wines for myself, friends and family.

Country born: United States

Education: A non-classic winemaking background at Santa Clara University, miscellaneous chemistry and winemaking courses, but best of all a lifetime of experience in the cellar and vineyards.

Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
My philosophy encompasses the amazing roots my family has planted, yet roots are not enough. Finding new ways to create cutting-edge wines is key and it is important to go beyond the style of wines that my forefathers created. If not, I would be disappointed in myself for not stretching the limits, as I would not have embraced the heritage to excel that was provided by my family.

H-E-B

646 South Flores
San Antonio  TX  78204-1210


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