For four generations the Mondavi family, headed by the late, legenday Robert Mondavi, has crafted world-class wines in California. In 1999, Michael Mondavi (son of Robert) purchased the Animo vineyard in Atlas Peak, marking the first chapter of the Michael Mondavi Family Estate, a heritage-driven portfolio of artisanal wines. “M” was launched in 2008, born of Michael’s vision for an outstanding, limited-production, single-vineyard Napa Valley cabernet sauvignon - a genuine expression of his spirit, passion for wine, and his family’s deep roots in the Napa Valley.
Michael and his family employ an organic, natural approach to the Animo vineyard, with deep respect for the unique attributes of the site. It is farmed sustainably and certified Napa Green. In the cellar, Michael’s son, Robert Jr (who took over winemaking leadership in 2012), crafts ‘M” - supremely elegant and balanced with bright floral notes, hints of currant, spice, dried berries and a delicate touch of oak. This is an a-typical California cabernet - one that elevates and intrigues the palate without overwhelming the senses. Extremely age-worthy, it will delight now and for many years to come.