On Friday May 16, 2008 Robert Mondavi, a wine legend who put California wines on the map, passed away. I have to say that Mr Mondavi was responsible for what I'll call my first "Eureka!" wine moment back in the late 70's... at a NYC restaurant, we ordered a 1974 Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon. Amazing! Thank you Mr M. and may you rest in peace.