Four Mondavi Sisters — Angelina, Alycia, Riana, and Giovanna — the grand daughters of Peter Mondavi — who retained the direction of winemaking at Krug after the legendary feud with his brother Robert in 1965 which resulted in the latter being fired and opening his own winery in 1966 —  have inaugurated Dark Matter Wines in Napa Valley with the launching of Dark Matter Zinfandel from their vineyard in Howell Mountain, Napa Valley.

The 28-year old Angelina is assistant to winemaker and partner Jayson Woodbridge. She began her career at the age of 10 assisting the lab manager at Charles Krug before landing her first job with Hess Collection. While working for her Masters degree in enology at the University of Adelaide she worked at Yalumba, Australia’s oldest family-owned wine company in Barossa Valley, but on her return to the US she worked in Pine Ridge Vineyards in Stags Leap District, as their assistant winemaker until 2010.

According to Robert Parker who awarded 2006 Dark Matter Zinfandel 92 points:  "Extremely complex by Zinfandel standards, this medium to full-bodied effort reveals no evidence of oak aging, and it finishes with tremendous balance in spite of its substantial size and fruit "   The cost: $100 or  $300 for a 3-pack.

The wine is sold for $300 for a three-pack. For information, send an email to or call 548-9651.

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