About Robert Mondavi Winery Pinot Noir
Robert Mondavi Winery crafts several different Pinot Noir wines, including a Reserve and several bottlings that celebrate specific varietal clones and vineyard sites. All of these wines capture the diversity and showcase the unique nature and terrior of the Carneros region. Robert Mondavi Winery looks to this cooler, more southerly edge of the Napa Valley to craft the finest expressions of Pinot Noir.
The Carneros region, where Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wines thrive, is historically known for producing elegant wines with a strong sense of place. Carneros is close to the San Pablo Bay, the northern part of the San Francisco Bay, which acts like a giant air conditioner with cooling breezes and fog surging through the area as they are pulled up into the warmer Napa Valley. This distinct weather pattern allows the Pinot Noir fruit to enjoy warm, sunny days moderated by the very cool afternoons and evenings which help maintain good acidity levels in the grapes.
Pinot Noir wines from the Carneros region are known for bright, berry fruit and spicy aromas and flavors alongside tight structure and crisp acidity.
Pinot Noir is known as the one of the most versatile and food friendly wines. Robert Mondavi Winery Pinot Noir wines can be enjoyed simply by itself or is a knockout paired with any meal.