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1913-2008 — Robert Mondavi: A man of grace and vision

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Posted: Friday, May 16, 2008 10:00 pm

Few if any have left their imprint on Lodi as did Robert Gerald Mondavi.

Mondavi grew up in Lodi and later established a major winery here.

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8 comments:

  • posted at 4:22 pm on Sun, May 18, 2008.

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    Cogito, hope your bloodwork comes out in your favor, just keep your opinions and honest debate coming. Besides yourself, leonard and sam, in my short time on these blogs, I don't see many others with commonsense and a lot of true facts. There are several on here that are pretty intelligent, but lack the common sense to tie their own shoes and blog like they've never been further than Stockton or Sacramento. Now I know why there are so many easy streeters at city hall that wear loafers, with no laces to tie. LOL

     
  • posted at 4:11 pm on Sun, May 18, 2008.

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    Papercut, much to my chagrin, I have blood work being done Monday morning which requires me to refrain from drinking for 48 hours, so no Zinfest. Why I didn't schedule it for a Thursday morning even I fail to comprehend, what a maroon.

     
  • posted at 4:27 am on Sun, May 18, 2008.

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    It's important to remember that Robert Mondavi was a huge part of the success of the Lodi Appellation as it stands today. His second, and most commercially successful, winery was Woodbridge - a producer of inexpensive, lower alcohol, varietally correct wines. In fact, profits from Woodbridge often went to purchasing high-end equipment for the flagship Oakville winery.

     
  • posted at 2:59 pm on Sat, May 17, 2008.

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    The winegrape growers here work very hard to grow the best winegrapes they can and do a very good job of it. Those so called winemakers put the nail in the coffin by pasteurizing, homogenizing, aciditating, mixicating and trying to lower the alcohol content from that 14.5% alcohol and then putting it in a seldom cleaned steel tank.That's not winemaking, that's massacre.

     
  • posted at 8:59 am on Sat, May 17, 2008.

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    Cogito, not at the Lodi zinfest today? Other than the heat it sounds like a great place to spend some time.

     
  • posted at 8:46 am on Sat, May 17, 2008.

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    Nellie, Robert Mondavi took his famous winemaking skills to the Napa Valley to distance himself from the pitiful Lodi Apellation winemakers and their generic, cheap wines fortified with high alcohol content and no distinction of their own.

     
  • posted at 8:42 am on Sat, May 17, 2008.

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    Great man, great life, great story. The California wine industry will be forever in his debt. Mr. Mondavi is a true legend.

     
  • posted at 3:37 am on Sat, May 17, 2008.

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    A true legend in his own time, and he will be grately missed.Funny story- a friends Grandmother graduated with Mondavi. In the early 90's for the XXth highschool reunion Mondavi donates all of the wine for the class party. The Grandmother says, "Well, he must have done well for himself." She had no idea how famous her classmate had become.The Lodi wine industry owes Mondavi a huge THANK YOU for all is did for his former home town.

     
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