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Magazine Archives: July 31, 2008

The Passing of a Legend

Robert Mondavi shaped our modern wine culture
James Laube
Issue: July 31, 2008


Robert Mondavi's death on May 16, a month shy of his 95th birthday, ended an amazing career that helped and define our modern wine culture. Thanks in large part to his vision and impact, California wine has risen to international renown and wine has become an integral element of gracious living.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands June 18, 2008.

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