Yes, Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi is a large commercial winery in Lodi, Calif., that makes oceans of wine. When Robert Mondavi owned it, it bankrolled his ventures in Napa Valley. Today, it sails along just fine, owned by a huge conglomerate, making reliable wines under $10. But of all the 2011 white wine releases, I have to say the Woodbridge Sauvignon Blanc California 2011, $8, is the standout. The fruit is bright and clean, nicely framed with acidity. It’s a cocktail of pineapple, lime, tangerine, melon and subtle minerality. It’s perfect for serving on the deck (and the magic potion for flavoring savory sauces). You can find it everywhere. Keep your eye out for the 2011 vintage.
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