Robert Mondavi Winery

Caymus Cabernet Tasting: 8 Vintage Napa Valley Retrospective

My suggestion: Stoke your inner Jimmy Dean, and "Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today."
Culinary Institute of America at Greystone

On Location: Premiere Napa Valley (Video)

For a guy like me, it was Cab-halla. Muscat... Qu'est-ce que c'est?! This is the land of red, the land of the big, bold Napa red. I'm unapologetic in admitting it's my favorite varietal, bar none.

Napa Find: “Four Decades” Tasting and Dinner

It was a surreal experience to taste a vertical of Mondavi's Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve that spanned four decades from the 1970's to the 2000's.
Team To Kalon - if only they'd loosen up a little.

To Kalon and Karaoke: Four decades of Mondavi wines tasted

I know that if need be, however, Mondavi winemaker of the year Genevieve Janssens would wrestle me to the ground, and karate chop me: "Terroir is not for children, silly American!"
Chris Isaak performs at Mondavi Winery July 2011

Chris Isaak live at Robert Mondavi Winery

Then a bad, bad thing happened. During the famous hit "Baby Did a Bad Thing," a would-be soccer mom and committed oenophile put his creed into action, joining the crooner and band on-stage for some unexpected grope-a-dope.
Wine legend Robert Mondavi

Global toast to Robert Mondavi’s birthday to stream live

Widely regarded as one the most prominent faces in the industry, his pioneering vision placed California wines among the finest in the world and made them an integral part of a gracious lifestyle.
The iconic tower at Robert Mondavi Winery in Napa.

Napa Served: Two new releases from Robert Mondavi

The patriarch of Napa wine himself, Robert Mondavi, is a legend, of course, and every time I handle one the bottles - his signature emblazoned across the label - I get historic chills. Kind of like Christopher Walken in The Dead Zone.
Cab Throw-down: Tenuta vs. Mondavi

Cellar aging comparison: ’03 vs. ’08 (or “How to avoid getting your hand chopped off”)

It helped that doe-eyed little Loni was traveling. This means, that I (the taster) can brilliantly circumnavigate her (the collector) arduous approval process (i.e. - ten ways to "no" in under 60 seconds).

Vintners Hall of Fame 2010 class announced today by CIA in Napa

The Culinary Institute of America (the other CIA) based in St. Helena, California today announced the Vintners Hall of Fame 2010 class. The five new members to be inducted are Randall Grahm, Andy Beckstoffer, Al Brounstein, Zelma Long and Leon Adams.When we toured the hall earlier this year (see...