Robert Mondavi has been inducted into the elite French Legion of Honor as a chevalier. The Napa Valley icon was given the medal by French ambassador Jean-David Levitte for his efforts in bridging the gap between the American and French wine industries, in particular for the partnership with Baron Philippe de Rothschild that produced Opus One.
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