Stay at Home Cellar
Hello from Napa Valley!
Over the past days and weeks, our lives have changed in many ways. And for you and all our friends and customers, we hope that your families and friends are safe and healthy. I've never seen anything like this in my lifetime, and we are all making the health of our loved ones a priority. During this time of social distancing, it’s important that we find ways to creatively bring community together. So, I’ve developed the Stay at Home Cellar – a select group of fine wines that you can enjoy with your families in the comfort of your homes. We’ve concentrated on affordability so that you can enjoy quality wines from Napa and Sonoma without undue strain on your pocketbook.
Stay safe and drink well,
Rob Mondavi, Jr.
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Our 2011 Oso Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is beautifully balanced, with a supple, elegant texture and lush ripe fruit flavors of cherry and blackberry, and subtle oak nuances of chocolate, toffee, and toasted vanilla.
The 2018 growing season, for many, began in late February and was marked by showers in March and April, pushing the timing of bloom back to what is considered by some winemakers a more normal time. The rains also provided adequate moisture for good canopy growth well into the growing season and the mild Spring allowed for extended flowering which eventually led to uniform grape clusters.
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The Cabernet Sauvignon grapes for Animo are grown in its namesake vineyard, a high-elevation site in the Atlas Peak district of Napa Valley. Deep and luscious, Animo is a modern, fruit-driven Cabernet Sauvignon which retains a genuine, built-to-last mountain character. The structured fruit with ample tannins and acid balance the concentrated dark fruit flavors of plum, currants and ripened black cherry.
Rob and his sister Dina created this amazing blend but, as he says, completely failed in the label design. They've been enjoying this amazing wine as their personal stash. Never releasing the wine as the label is well, ugly! Old Vine Cabernet, Petite Verdot and Syrah offer aromatics that jump from the glass. Great texture and body from Petite Verdot are softened by the round and balanced Syrah with a long finish. This wine with eight years of age is stunning and ready to drink. Under 100 cases available. Use the promo code uglyduckling for $1 Shipping on three bottles or more!
SPELLBOUND CHARDONNAY features bright and lush tropical fruit flavors with notes of vanilla and classic crème brûlée. Its medium body and bright acidity make for a pleasant and lasting finish on the palate
"The Forgotten Wine"
In 2014 we moved our cellar. Sadly, the 2013 Single Vineyard Oso Sauvignon Blanc was mysteriously lost. Last month while physically inspecting the family library and we came across 2 pallets of wine which were not on the inventory sheet. We careful unwrapped the two pallets and found our long lost treasure! We were excited and frustrated, as normally 7 year old Sauvignon Blanc is tired. However, I had high hopes as the great whites of France from the Loire and Bordeaux can age for decades in perfect harmony. Our single vineyard Emblem Sauvignon Blanc is epic!!! The wine is fresh, vibrant and alive, with flavors of lime, nectarine and firm pineapple and gooseberry, yet why? We harvested these grapes early, preserving the freshness and acidity and therefore today we have a stunning wine that is perfect your summer enjoyment.
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The grapes for our Emblem 2012 Oso Vineyard Petite Sirah were harvested from our family’s Oso Vineyard. Planted on slopes rising up from Swartz Creek, it is nestled between Sugarloaf and Howell Mountains in Napa Valley, where the historic Oat Hill Mine Road begins its ascent over the mountain toward Calistoga. The 2012 Emblem Petite Sirah is barrel aged for 20 months. Blueberry and huckleberry aspects bring the fruit forward, without taking over the rich tannins and lean oak characteristics.
Aromas of vanilla, spice and bits of molasses ass a dynamic combination with the dense flavors of dark berries.Aromas of vanilla, spice and bits of molasses as a dynamic combination with the dense flavors of dark berries.