Robert Mondavi 2006 To-Kalon Fume Blanc Reserve

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Kris Patten
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#1 Post by Kris Patten » September 3rd, 2017, 10:03 pm

Pink grapefruit, honeydew, meyer lemon and a lactic quality on the nose transitions into a palate of citrus fruits, green apple, bright acidity and a hint of vanilla.

Not many dumb enough to forget about Sauv Blanc in their cellar....happy I am one of them as it's one of my favorite wines when young.
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#2 Post by Rich Brown » September 4th, 2017, 7:33 am

Damn, that sounds delicious! I've only had one to-kalon reserve but it was awesome. Couple in my cellar now but I'd love to get my hands on more.

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#3 Post by B. Buzzini » September 4th, 2017, 7:59 am

Not dumb at all...these age very well. I'm still drinking on some 2000 Reserve, as well as I Blocks from the 90's. Almost pulled a 99 I Block last night, but went for more Champagne because it's been so damn HOT!

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#4 Post by Nolan E » September 4th, 2017, 8:47 am

There was mention on the WS board that the Sauvignon Blanc vines in Mondavi To Kalon (excepting I Block) are being ripped out after this harvest, likely to be replaced by Cabernet Sauvignon. A big loss to the white wine world, I believe.
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#5 Post by Glenn L e v i n e » September 4th, 2017, 9:01 am

As a contrarian, I have to point out my personal observation that the Reserve Fume Blanc is far, far from I-Block Sav Blanc.
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#6 Post by Rich Brown » September 4th, 2017, 9:06 am

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:As a contrarian, I have to point out my personal observation that the Reserve Fume Blanc is far, far from I-Block Sav Blanc.
Ahhh!! Good call Glenn. Completely missed that we weren't talking I-Block here.

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#7 Post by B. Buzzini » September 4th, 2017, 10:10 am

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:As a contrarian, I have to point out my personal observation that the Reserve Fume Blanc is far, far from I-Block Sav Blanc.
Quite right Doc! Those 70+yr old vines are magic! The reserve has semillon in it, as opposed to the 100% sb for the I block. The reserve drinks fantastic right out the gate...the I block needs a few years to open. Then it continues to put the pedal to the metal for many many years!
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