100% Chardonnay sparkling wine from California.
SRP of $10 and available for as low as $8. Sample received courtesy Folsom PR for review purposes.
From the bottle:
"Robert Mondavi believed that great wine was not just for special occasions. Share our Sparkling Wine with family and friends to celebrate the joy of every day.This is the second Woodbridge sparkling wine in our series after having reviewed the Extra Dry version earlier. Today's wine is a Brut. So what is the difference between a wine labeled as Extra Dry and Brut? It's simply a matter of the amount of sugar added. Brut Nature has the lowest level of sugar, with no sugar added. Brut Extra has 0-6 grams of sugar. Brut has 0-12 grams and Extra Dry has 12-17 grams. As you can see several of the categories overlap and the official rules allow a wine to be +/- 3 grams. That means a wine with 9 grams of residual sugar could be labeled as an Extra Brut, Brut OR Extra Dry!
Personally I pay very little regard to the classifications such as these, after-all it's all about how the wine tastes, right? And if you like it, drink it! And when it comes to this wine, I say drink it. The Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Brut opens with slightly doughy aromas of green apple, pear and lemon. The wine tastes quite sweet with pear, lemon, cream and custard flavors. Overall a simple wine, but this is a definite crowd-pleaser to break out at your Holiday party.
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Taste Rating: 7 Cost Rating: 9
Overall Rating: 7.5
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Wines Reviewed in the Holiday Sparklers Series
Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Extra Dry Sparkling Wine
Valdo Prosecco Brut DOC
Lucien Albrecht Crémant d'Alsace Brut Rosé
Freixenet Cordon Rosado Brut
Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Brut
Segura Viudas Brut Reserva
Paul Cheneau Lady of Spain Cava Brut
Freixenet Elyssia Pinot Noir Brut Rosé
Valdo Nerello Mascalese Brut Rosé
Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut
Lucien Albrecht Blanc de Blancs Cremant d'Alsace Brut
Segura Viudas Brut Rosé
Other Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi wine reviewed to date:
2009 Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Cabernet/Merlot - Easy-Going and Adaptable
2009 Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Zinfandel - A Fine Wine For $5.99
2010 Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Pinot Grigio - A Simple and Refreshing Party Wine
2010 Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Moscato - An Easy Choice
Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Extra Dry Sparkling Wine - Holiday Sparklers Wine #1