Robert Mondavi, Wine Trailblazer, Dies at 94 Robert Mondavi, the man who put California wines along side the European greats, has died at the age of 94. Mondavi bought his first winery in 1966, and championed the use of cold fermentation, stainless steel tanks, and French oak barrels.
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Robert Mondavi, Wine Trailblazer, Dies at 94

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Robert Mondavi, Wine Trailblazer, Dies at 94

Robert Mondavi, Wine Trailblazer, Dies at 94

Robert Mondavi, Wine Trailblazer, Dies at 94

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Robert Mondavi, the man who put California wines along side the European greats, has died at the age of 94. Mondavi bought his first winery in 1966, and championed the use of cold fermentation, stainless steel tanks, and French oak barrels.

Noah Adams talks with Julia Flynn Siler, author of The House of Mondavi: The Rise and Fall of An American Wine Dynasty.