2017 Reserve To Kalon Vineyard Fumé Blanc
Zesty lemon, tangerine and pink grapefruit citrus lifts exotic pineapple and mango flavors and a touch of fresh springtime grass as this wine bursts upon the palate.
This wine is a true expression of our To Kalon Vineyard's historic Robert's Block, our renamed T Block first planted in 1960. When Robert Mondavi chose the To Kalon Vineyard as the home for his new winery in 1966 he remarked: “It was a vineyard with a distinguished history and a magical nature. Ideal soils, sunlight, and rain—to my eye, the vineyard was a treasure.” Situated on prime benchland in west Oakville, the low fertility, well-drained soils combine with optimal sun exposure to yield rich, complex flavors and peak fruit maturity. The dry farmed, head-trained, cane-pruned vines on Robert's Block offer purity of varietal expression, great concentration and depth of flavor. A small amount of fruit was selected from our equally historic I Block, for its key contribution of minerality, length and elegance.