Robert Mondavi Wine Rutherfordton NC

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Chateau A Coeur Ouvert
Rt. #1, Box 388H
Union Mills, NC

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Green Creek Winery
(828) 863-2182
Gilbert Road
Columbus, NC

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Overmountain Vineyards, Llc
2012 Sandy Plains Rd
Tryon, NC

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Ingles #127
(828) 625-0258
276 NC Hwy 9
Lake Lure, NC
 
Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria
(828) 288-8388
115 West Main Street
Spindale, NC
 
Teensy Winery
(828) 287-7763
3661 Painters Gap Road
Union Mills, NC

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Rockhouse Vineyards
(828) 863-2784
1525 Turner Road
Tryon, NC
 
Sons Of Liberty Tavern
(828) 287-4100
204 N Main St
Rutherfordton, NC
 
ABC Store
(828) 287-2701
441 South Main Street
Rutherfordton, NC
 
La Bouteille
(828) 859-6473
10 North Trade Street
Tryon, NC
 
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Robert Mondavi Selections: Revisiting the 2006 vintage

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Robert Mondavi Cabernet SauvignonWe recently had the opportunity to re-taste Robert Mondavi’s 2006 vintage wines, which we originally tasted in 2008. Two years in the bottle can often help big wines settle down and improve their flavors and soften their tannins. That is certainly the case here. While the 2006 vintage initially looked unpromising because of extended rains and delays in flowering, it ultimately allowed for long hang time, slow ripening and excellent fruit quality. These wines, now four years old, are each stunning examples of the high quality wines produced in 2006, which in our view were somewhat stronger than 2005 and have good aging potential. The 2007 Fumé Blanc Reserve To Kalon Vineyard, is also reviewed here. These wines are all fine examples of the superb winemaking at the Robert Mondavi Winery.

Robert Mondavi Winery 2006 Pinot Noir Reserve Los Carneros ($60) 91

This Pinot Noir Reserve displays a medium-light garnet ruby color and an attractive light red cherry and cranberry nose with touches of cola, leather and earthy spice. It has a medium weight palate with prominent vanilla, toasty oak, and dark red fruit flavors. The finish is long with good acidity and lingering vanilla and ripe cherry flavors. 

Robert Mondavi Winery 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley ($28) 89

The dark ruby Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley exhibits ripe raspberry and black currant fruit on the nose with a light touch of cedar. It is velvety smooth on the attack and offers ripe black currant fruit on the palate. It is showing soft round tannins and excellent balance presently and will certainly last for a decade or more.

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2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville District, Napa Valley ($45) 91+

This is a highly concentrated full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon with rich flavors of blackberry, licorice , black cherry and spice. Sourced from both the To Kalon Vineyard (86%) and the nearby Oakville Ranch (14%), it exhibits power and depth with rounded muscular tannins. Although high in alcohol, the wine reveals good overall acidity and balance and will age for 10-15 years.

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2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Napa Valley ($135) 94

The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve combines a powerful fragrance with intensity of flavor. It offers rich black currant fruit with notes of lavender, cassis and cedar. It reveals a creamy mouth feel with concentrated lingering black fruit flavors, spice notes and coconut. It also shows polished t...

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Wine 'Doggy Bag' Regulations in North Carolina

We believe that restaurants with off-premises licenses can allow patrons to remove a partially consumed bottle of wine if it is re-corked. Re-corked wine must be transported in the trunk of a car or a compartment inaccessible to the driver. (see note 2)