Some folks I know are biased against Robert Mondavi wines. I assume that’s due to the fact that many of their wines are produced in bulk and can be found anywhere, in other words they are “supermarket brands.” In some cases this is an unfair accusation. Robert Mondavi actually produces a wide range of wines in terms of both price and quality. But their lowest-priced, most-entry-level brand is Woodbridge. This stuff is produced in large quantities and it’s dirt cheap, but does that mean that it’s no good? I’d say, no… not necessarily. Don’t let your prejudice get in the way of enjoying a tasty cheap wine!
The Woodbridge Extra Dry sparkling wine is a great example of that. As an “extra dry” sparkling wine, this is just a touch sweeter than a brut, but it’s still very dry.
The nose is pleasant, with aromas like yeast, grapefruit and pear. Plus there’s a slight floral note. The palate offers crisp apple and citrus flavors, with superb acidity and a nice mouth feel. It finishes with lemon and mineral flavors. This is a great bubbly for the price.
Wine: Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi – Extra Dry Sparkling Wine
Variety: Sparkling white
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Disclosure: This wine was received as a media sample.