Marvelous Mondavi

No person is more important to the creation of the modern Californian (read American) wine industry than Robert Mondavi. He died in 2008 after an eventful life full of triumph, awards, and acclaim but also marred by setback and disappointments. Before his death, the company that bears his name was sold in 2005, after many tribulations, to the large conglomerate Constellation Brands (STZ).

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