Woodbridge Wines (by Robert Mondavi)

Robert Mondavi Winery

Private Selection Aged in Rum Barrels Monterey County Merlot

Good by itself and with caramel popcorn. Nice fruity aroma, hints of vanilla, molasses, not too tart. Easy drinking. — 8 months ago

Robert Mondavi Winery

Private Selection California Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

By itself, notes of cherry. Went well with the “holy shiitake” pizza from Mellow Mushroom, + rosemary lamb. — 3 years ago

Woodbridge Wines (by Robert Mondavi)

California Red Blend

Great wine for stake is not too strong just right! — 4 months ago

Woodbridge Wines (by Robert Mondavi)

Bourbon Barrel Aged California Red Blend

First time trying this red blend and I enjoyed it. Drank it chilled. — a year ago

Ridge Vineyards

Geyserville Sonoma County Zinfandel Blend 2017

The first European grapes were planted in what is now the U.S. in the 1600s, where Spanish missionaries in New Mexico needed sacramental wine. But Phylloxera was ever-present near the eastern population centers, so the earliest American wine industries were built on hybrid grapes. Cincinnati's sparkling Catawba was America's first cult wine, followed by cultivars like Norton, Isabella, and Concord in Missouri and Virginia. The sleeping giant began to awaken in the 1850s, when Agoston Haraszthy began importing high-quality vine material to California.

It all came crashing down with Prohibition in 1920. Not only were vineyards ripped up and knowledge lost, but the American palate became soft and sweet. Low-quality fortified wine from whatever grapes were available became the standard of the American wine industry.

Things began to shift in the 1960s. Robert Mondavi brought dry table wine, varietally labeled, back to the forefront. Boutique producers like Ridge began to creep toward European quality standards. The 1976 Judgement of Paris blind tasting, a sweeping victory for the Americans, proved that the New World wine was here to stay.

(This is adapted from notes for Le Dû's Wines 'History of Wine 1453AD-Present' seminar, where this wine was poured)
— 3 years ago

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@Connor Smith Connor Enjoyed reading your history of wine in six bottles. Thanks and Cheers from Canada 🍷🇺🇸🇨🇦

Robert Mondavi Winery

Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Smooth dark fruits and black cherry. Almost like a Port. Dark smooth tannins rounded out by touch of dried herbs — 4 months ago

Woodbridge Wines (by Robert Mondavi)

Cuvée Brut California White Blend

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A wonderful surprise on the scheduled closing of our slopes.
From a snow covered Fernie. Cheers 🥂⛷
— 2 years ago

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Glad you had something good even though your ski season is over. 🎿