Robledo Family Winery
Dinner and A Mourvedre
California: Amador County
Mourvedre, one of the most expensive grape varietals of southern France, thrives in Amador County. Today’s fun and approachable Mourvedre comes to us by way of a collaboration between professional golfer Chi Chi Rodriguez and Robledo Family Winery.
Chi Chi’s Dinner and a Mourvedre is a budget-friendly wine that is a delightful companion for a wide variety of food pairings. We’ll enjoy our sample bottles over the July 4th weekend with BBQ chicken and spareribs. Classic Spanish fare would also be a great choice.
A blend of 94% Mourvedre and 6% Nebbiolo, this Chipatchi Vineyard (so named for Chi Chi and his wife, Pat) blend is a delightful and light-hearted wine that won’t land you in a sand trap!
Lovely and translucent with a color that reminds us of fresh cherry juice.
Black cherry, subtle blackberry, blueberry, black tea, dried leather, and black currant. Cedar, pine, oak and toast round out the nose.
Rich and gamey, with dark stewed fruit of black plum and blackberry, along with leather, cedar and a hint of savory fresh herbs.
Long and dark with leather and dark mineral that is supported throughout the palate, even as a bracing dryness spreads to the far corners of the mouth.
Enjoy this intriguing wine with a Spanish chorizo and potato casserole or a classic seafood Paella.
What the Winery Says
- Tasting Notes
- Velvety round and soft on the palate with soft and chalky tannins. The fruit is elegant and understated without the brightness or tart style you may find in a Zinfandel. Hints of Licorice & blueberries in the bouquet with a touch of wild berry finish. Great with grilled meats and lamb dishes.
About the Winery
In 1968 Reynaldo Robledo, Sr. learned how to prune a vine. He spent the following three decades working in several vineyards learning more and more about this unique type of farming. His experience grew until he was eventually managing vineyards with hundreds of acres and many men. In 1996 Reynaldo formed his own vineyard management business, Robledo Vineyard Management, LLC. As his skills in the vineyards continued to evolve so did his affection for the product he was cultivating.
During these years the family purchased fourteen vineyards, totaling approximately 300 acres, in Napa, Sonoma, and Lake County. Although they still sell most of the fruit to other wineries, they now produce their own estate wines.
We think every bottle of wine produced by Robledo Family Winery is a small triumph. The quality of our wine displays viticulturist Reynaldo Robledo’s skills of grape culture. He overcame his humble beginnings as an immigrant field worker to become one of the most successful vineyard consultants and winery owners in California Wine Country. More than anything, Robledo Family Winery is a success because Robledo shares his knowledge and passion with his children and his grandchildren.
The Robledo Family Winery Tasting Room is always open to public by appointment to visit, enjoy or purchase the wines. The tasting room houses many of the oak barrels the winery uses for the aging process. Along the walls are many beautiful old photos from Mexico and stories about the family. The best part of a tasting there is that there is almost always a family member behind the bar. They are the ones with the most passion for the wine and are available to answer your questions.