There are iconic names in every business. The automobile industry has its Fords, Benzes and Shelbys. Wine has the Mondavis.
Spellbound is the work of Rob Mondavi, grandson of none other than Robert, considered the man who put California and Napa on the world wine map.
To say that Rob grew up in the wine biz would be an understatement in the largest sense of the word. He grew up playing in the vineyard and winery, but eventually he saw its more serious side.
But being an independent sort, he wanted to branch out on his own. So he took a swing at the cigar business when it was in its heyday, back in 1996. He launched a very successful cigar importing company and rode the crest until the fad was on the wane. So then what's a Mondavi to do? You guessed it!
Though Rob worked for the Mondavi winery and its wholesaler in California, he still had to do his own thing on his own terms. Spellbound is his thing.
Just thinking about the sources available to Rob is a dizzying prospect. He basically can get the pick of the vineyard and that's just what he's done here, as the grapes from this selection come from all over California.
Here is spellbinding (sorry, just had to) Chardonnay that is as much of a joy to behold in the bottle and in the glass as it is to taste on the palate. It is pure-class Chardonnay with subtle yet penetrating flavors worthy of its name.