Serving produce that is out of season is a classic hostess faux pas, one comparable to serving a wine that completely overpowers the dish it is meant to be accentuating. Looking towards spring farmers markets full of slim asparagus, crisp lettuce and tart apples, let us suggest two wines to complement the season’s lighter fare: Robert Mondavi Winery Napa Valley 2018 Fumé Blanc and 2018 Chardonnay.
The harmony of wine and food has been a pillar of Robert Mondavi Winery since its opening in 1966. Today, the winery continues to illustrate the beauty of the Napa Valley terroir by crafting a portfolio of elegant wines that are best served alongside amazing seasonal dishes and great company.
Robert Mondavi Winery Napa Valley 2018 Fumé Blanc (SRP: $23):
Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc soared to white wine royalty with the introduction of Robert Mondavi’s signature Fumé Blanc. This rich white wine continues to express the varietal’s characteristic brightness, with flavors of green apple, juicy peach and fresh melon. Pair this wine with pan fried salmon and fresh asparagus.
Robert Mondavi Winery Napa Valley 2018 Chardonnay (SRP: $24):
Flavors of sun-ripened pineapple and lemon crème are layered by guava, Asian pear and zesty grapefruit. The integrated flavors and complexity result in a mouthwatering, yet richly textured Chardonnay. Serve a chilled glass alongside a fresh Caesar salad with grilled chicken, homemade croutons and fresh juicy tomatoes.