Robert Mondavi Winery
2013 50th anniversary "Maestro" Red Wine
California: Napa Valley
Maestro is a serious wine with a humble soul. It celebrates both Robert Mondavi’s work, and his wisdom. - Genevieve Janssens - Director of Winemaking
Hurry! We are definitely going to sell out of today’s Robert Mondavi Winery 2013 50th anniversary “Maestro” Red Wine. Once we sell out, that’s it, we won’t see this wine ever again.
Grab a few bottles of this historical wine, from one of California’s most recognized and respected wineries, while you can…
Aromas leap from the glass, with layers of lush fruit, earth and spice. Scents of Bing cherry, blackberry preserve, grilled plum, dried violet, mixed dark spice, cocoa dust and a hint of freshly cracked pepper.
Flavors are bold and hearty, with black cherry, blackberry, spiced blueberry, toasty oak, plum, baker’s chocolate, mixed savory herbs, leather and black pepper.
in 1966, Robert Mondavi was a man with a mission. Mondavi had the vision to create the first major post-prohibition winery in the United States. His dream of crafting the best wines in the world has been realized and today the winery is recognized as a global leader in fine wine.
Mondavi’s exclusive wines, which are usually only available at the winery itself, are extraordinary. Today only, The Wine Spies are proud to bring you, our national audience of Wine Spies Operatives, this rare opportunity to taste this extraordinary wine.
Here’s what the wine press has to say:
97 points - Robert Whitley, Wine Review Online - “The Robert Mondavi Winery’s 50th anniversary wine is a fitting tribute to the man who did more to establish the Napa Valley’s credit than any other. This is an unusual blend for Napa, top-heavy on merlot and cabernet franc in the image of a proper Saint-Émilion from Bordeaux. Showing fresh red and black-fruit aromas and sweet, supple tannins, it has power combined with elegance and the staying power that is so appropriate for a tribute wine.”
Dark red mahogany is the color of this beauty, with a dark garnet ring that encircles the wine at the edge of the glass.
Bing cherry, blackberry preserve, grilled plum, dried violet, mixed dark spice, cocoa dust and a hint of freshly cracked pepper.
Black cherry, blackberry, spiced blueberry, toasty oak, plum, baker’s chocolate, mixed savory herbs, leather and black pepper.
Medium to bold tannins add a crushed velvet gripiness at the edges of the palate. As the flavors very gradually fade, flavors of chocolate, spice and pepper persist until the long, meandering end.
Go big or go home with this elegant bruiser of a wine. How about a thick Porterhouse steak, with a garlic and black pepper rub, seared to perfection and served rare with a red wine and peppercorn sauce? That sounds heavenly to us!
What the Winery Says
- Geneviève Janssens
- Red Wine
- 59% Merlot
- 25% Cabernet Franc
- 7% Cabernet Sauvignon
- 6% Petit Verdot
- 3% Malbec
- Napa Valley
- 6.30 g/L
- 0.52 g/L
- 21 months
- 75% new French oak