"M" by Michael Mondavi

For four generations, the Mondavi family has crafted world-class wines in the Napa Valley. In 1999, Michael Mondavi, together with wife Isabel, son Rob Jr., and daughter Dina, purchased the land to plant the Animo vineyard in Atlas Peak, establishing the Michael Mondavi Family Estate. Today, the estate is comprised of Animo and Oso Vineyards, two distinct sites with unique growing conditions and terroirs, and the family makes wines under the Animo, Emblem, Isabel Mondavi, and M by Michael Mondavi names.


Stylistically, M is reminiscent of the Cabernets that Michael made for Robert Mondavi Winery when he was wine-maker there in the late 1960s and early 1970s. It is a structured, refined wine intended to be enjoyed with a meal and capable of developing over a decade or two.

The grapes for M are culled from selected blocks of the family’s Animo vineyard on Atlas Peak, hand-sorted and vinified in small batches, then carefully blended and matured in French oak. Approximately seven barrels of the finest wine produced from the estate are selected for M from any given vintage.

The silkscreened image on the bottle, designed by Gucci designer Karen Joyce, represents the roots and soil of Animo Vineyard.

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