In this episode of IntoWineTV, host Lisa Kolenda and wine experts Bartholomew Broadbent and Pamela Busch convene at San Francisco's CAV Wine Bar and Kitchen for a blind tasting and discussion of 24 different wines made by women.
Theme: Wines by Women. In this tasting IntoWine is featuring wines from producers where either the winemaker or the owner/founder is a woman.
Wine: 2004 Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve $125.
Region: Napa Valley, California
Varietal: 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot
Alcohol %: 15.0%
Spotlight on: Genevieve Janssens, Winemaker
Genevieve Janssens is the Director of Winemaking at the Robert Mondavi Winery. Prior to joining the winery in 1997, she was Director of Production at Opus One Winery for nine years. Born in Morocco and raised in France, Genevieve brings a different sensibility and culture to the Robert Mondavi Winery winemaking team, for a dynamic exchange. She received a National Diploma of Enology from the University of Bordeaux, France in 1974. Her family owned vineyards in Corsica and France, which she managed from 1974 to 1977. She owned and operated her own enology laboratory in Provence and served as consulting enologist to many French chateaux in the mid-seventies. In 1978, Genevieve moved to the United States and worked for Robert Mondavi Winery as a laboratory technician and as an assistant enologist for the crush of 1979. For the next decade she held various consulting positions throughout the state of California.
Bartholomew Broadbent, CEO of Broadbent Selections. Bartholomew was named as one of the "fifty most influential people in the wine world" by Decanter Magazine. He is also widely considered to be one of the world's foremost authorities on Port and Madeira. Learn more about Bartholomew Broadbent.