Scarlet Five is our winemaker’s signature cuvee, an expression of five red varieties capturing the best of each vintage. It has the backbone of Cabernet Sauvignon, the finesse of Merlot, the structure of Petit Verdot, the floral essence of Cabernet Franc and the boldness of Malbec. This full-bodied wine offers flavors of black cherries and plums and ends in a soft, balanced finish.
Committed to producing wines of uncompromising quality, Cesare and Rosa Mondavi moved to the Napa Valley and purchased the Charles Krug Winery in 1943. Winemaking was an important part of their Italian heritage and together with their sons Robert and Peter, they created CK Mondavi – a line of wines offering both tremendous quality and value. CK Mondavi began as a vision and commitment to producing high quality wines worthy of gracing the tables of families across America. Seventy years later, this vision continues.
Today, CK Mondavi remains one of the most successful wine brands in America because of its excellent quality and great value. We harvest grapes at their peak of ripeness from prime California vineyards, including our family-owned vineyards in the Dunnigan Hills AVA, creating wines with fully developed ?avors. We produce nine different wines to offer our consumers a broad range of choices for everyday occasions. From a simple picnic or family dinner, to parties, romantic evenings or book clubs, CK Mondavi produces wines for every occasion.
At 98 years young, Peter Mondavi Sr., remains the lead ambassador for CK Mondavi while his son Marc works closely alongside his winemaker of 27 years, John Moynier. This partnership ensures that our wines continue to achieve the high quality standards we’ve set and offer our consumers the exceptional wines they’ve come to expect from us.
From second generation family patriarch Peter Mondavi, Sr. to third generation stewards Marc and Peter Mondavi Jr., the family continues to preserve the vision and values established in 1943 by Cesare and Rosa Mondavi. The family is also proud to be welcoming members of the fourth generation into the family business, securing the family legacy for generations to come.