— Still — Red
“M” by Michael Mondavi, Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley (2009) · 750 ML
|Producer||“M” by Michael Mondavi|
|Category||Wine – Still – Red|
|Grapes||Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot|
|Geography||California, United States|
ABOUT THE PRODUCER
Michael Mondavi’s grandfather taught him as a boy that all great winemakers, first and foremost, have respect for their soil. Making wine from the roots up, he said, is the only way to create a truly unique wine instilled with a sense of time and place. Years later, when Michael chose the vineyard site for, those words were not far from his mind. He named the vineyard “Animo” (“soul” in Italian) because of his belief that it clearly expressed terroir (or sense of place). This vineyard, high atop Atlas Peak at an elevation of 1,350 feet on 15 acres of rocky, volcanic soil, would carry on its terroir through the vines into the grapes and, ultimately, finish in the glass.
Struggles to resolve the strong earth, dried cedar and…
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