11 Responses

  1. Arthur - May 16, 2008

    Condolences to all.

  2. Andrew - May 16, 2008

    Napa and many winemakers there owe you much. America too owes you for all you have done for the industry here. Rest In Peace sir.

  3. winehiker - May 16, 2008

    If Robert Mondavi had not placed California wine squarely on the world map, chances are there would not today be over 700 wine blogs, nor such a fine assortment of wines and winemaking styles across 50 American states.
    Arrivederci, Signore.

  4. Arthur - May 16, 2008

    Iin light of Robert’s passing and winehiker’s observation, should we all be thinking about our legacy to the wine world – whatever its size, nature and impact?

  5. Tish - May 16, 2008

    This is sad news. What I admired most about Robert Mondavi was his balance of ego and camraderie with fellow wine producers, traders and lovers. He always seemed genuinely eager to pull California wine (particulalry Napa wine) along whenever he was promoting. Just last night I told a group of novice wine drinkers about the origins of “Fume Blanc” the term he coined for California Sauvignon Blanc and encouraged other wineries to adopt it, rather than trademarking it. Robert Mondavi’s impact on wine in America is immeasurable.

  6. Cheryl - May 16, 2008

    I think the caption says it all.

  7. Greg Walter - May 16, 2008

    Great caption, Tom. It’s a sad day, but it’s also time to celebrate a great life. None of us would be enjoying this incredible wine culture we have today without Robert Mondavi’s evangelistic crusade to bring awareness to California wines around the world. No Pinot for me tonight — I’m drinking one of my last bottles of Mondavi Reserve Cab!

  8. Bobby - May 17, 2008

    I must pick some of his Riesling up today, in rememberance.

  9. bagglobalgir - May 17, 2008

    we just then. or burnt, his because pirates Now, raspberries,

  10. keyboardcana - May 17, 2008

    names. Forest. the dead leaf reaction and climb having chunk

  11. Felipegonzales - May 30, 2008

    The Wineman

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