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Robert Mondavi Private Selection Chardonnay

Robert Mondavi Private Selection Chardonnay

The “Chosen White” for our 4th of July celebration will be Robert Mondavi Private Selection Chardonnay vintage year 2006.  Crafted from grapes grown in California’s cooler climate of the central coast, this wine reveals delightful fragrances of citrus, apple and melon.  Properly chilled between 60 – 68 degrees, I found this white to be very light, somewhat dry, crisp and refreshing on  the palate right to the finish.  Earlier vintage years of this same wine exuded more buttery and full bodied elements.  While they too were quite excellent, I was looking more for a white that would quench ones thirst like a ice cold beer on a hot day.  For my taste, Robert Mondavi Private Selection Chardonnay fit the bill.  Reasonably priced at $8 per bottle, this fine wine is widely available at most well stocked retail establishments.

Drink responsibly and Happy Birthday America!!!!

Sir Vino

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Mark West 2006 Pinot Noir – Excellent New Find!!!

 Mark West Pinot NoirSonoma County vintner Mark West Winery specializes in Pinot Noir.  Sourced primarily from California’s coastal appellations, these vineyards provide grapes of intense fruit aromatics and flavors.  Let your senses be aroused by the aromas of cherries, blackberries and plum.  You can expect low to moderate grape tannins, good acidity with broad expansive aroma and bouquet from this 2006 vinted Pinot.  This “black” pinot is rapidly rising in it’s public awareness and availablity while not currently broadly distributed, is gaining foothold on the shelves of many wine specialty stores around the country.  This is a recommended case purchase as supply appears limited and demand increasingly growing.  My case purchase with some in-store incentive pricing rounded out to just under $8.00 per bottle.  Quite a value!  Sir Vino recommneds Mark West Pinot Noir at a retail price of $13.00 and under. 

Enjoy!

Sir Vino

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  • About Sir Vino

  • Dennis Ridgeway is a lifelong wine enthusiast and a (soon-to-be) Certified Wine Specialist. His expert knowledge of wine and entertaining is the perfect complement to any wine tasting event.