Robert Mondavi 2009 Fumé Blanc Reserve To Kalon Estate
Still a bit awkward for the moment, Mondavi's To Kalon Reserve Fumé Blanc should evolve into an exceptional wine. It is highly marked by sweet sawdust-wood and coconut shavings on the nose. This is markedly oak-dominated at present, but underneath the wood you'll find intense green tropical fruit, candied basil and caramelized grapefruit. This has excellent fruit quality, complexity and structure — a very sizable mouthful of wine. Hold for another year or two for better integration or serve with flavourful smoked foods from the barbecue.
- Ontario: $45
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John Szabo is Canada's first Master Sommelier and a member of the Wine Access National Tasting Panel. He is a principal critic on WineAlign.com, the Wine Editor for Toronto’s CityBites Magazine and is heard regularly on Classical 96.3FM.