In honor of Auction Napa Valley this week, a great video visit to the iconic Robert Mondavi Winery, which is a must-stop on every Napa visitor’s agenda. I am a huge fan of the Robert Mondavi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, and the Robert Mondavi Fume Blanc, which created the entire Fume Blanc category and remains one of the best American white wines, period. Reserve ahead for one of the special educational tastings, or plan your visit around their summer concert series–dates just announced. I have seen India Arie, K.C. and the Sunshine band (does that take you back?), and Chris Botti there. The amphitheater among the vines is a magical venue!
Auction Napa Valley raises millions for our local community programs supporting farm worker health care and housing, public education, and more. Cheers to that! Before the Friday barrel auction, I will be hosting a “How to do Barrel Tasting” for about 100 would-be barrel bidders. I hope to see you there!