Alucky few may get to taste old and rare vintages of Robert Mondavi wines, beginning with the 1966 Unfined Cabernet Sauvignon, sourced from the To Kalon Vineyard. By 1971, it was simply known as Reserve. It wasn\u2019t until the 2011 vintage that the winery designated it as To Kalon Vineyard.\r\n\r\nBut just as interesting\u2014and more widely available\u2014are the wines inspired by the winery or made by the many winemakers who have passed through its doors. There\u2019s also the legacy of Genevi\u00e8ve Janssens, the director of winemaking since 1997 and a quiet mentor to many.\r\n\r\nMichael Mondavi, Robert\u2019s oldest son, was the first winemaker at Mondavi Winery, a position he held through its first eight vintages. He now runs Michael \u00adMondavi Family Estate and Folio Fine Wine Partners.\r\n\r\nMichael\u2019s son, Rob, makes the Michael Mondavi wines, including M by Michael Mondavi, Animo and Emblem.\r\n\r\nRob recently launched Fourth Leaf Wines with his cousin, Angelina, the granddaughter of Peter Mondavi (Robert\u2019s brother) and daughter of Marc.\r\n\r\nAlso there early on? Warren Winiarski, who would later found Stag\u2019s Leap Wine Cellars and launch Napa Valley \u00adCabernet Sauvignon into the global \u00adstratosphere after the historic 1976 Judgment of Paris tasting.\r\nThe list of great winemaking names with connections to the winery reads like a Who\u2019s Who of Napa.\r\nMichael\u2019s younger brother, Tim, began making the wine at the family winery in the 1980s. He went on to start Continuum Estate, which produces a singularly focused Cabernet from a high-elevation site on Pritchard Hill. He runs Continuum with his sister and children, two of which, Dante and Carlo, have recently launched Raen Winery, making Pinot Noir from three hillside vineyards on the extreme Sonoma Coast.\r\n\r\nZelma Long, Robert Mondavi\u2019s chief enologist in the early 1970s, is an international consultant for wineries in California, Washington, Israel and France. She\u2019s also winemaking partner at Vilafont\u00e9 in South Africa.\r\n\r\nLong was originally hired by Mike Grgich, who went on to help make the winning Chateau Montelena Chardonnay of Judgment of Paris fame. Now in his 90s, Grgich continues to preside over Grgich Hills Estate in Rutherford.\r\n\r\nOther talents to grace Robert \u00adMondavi Winery in the past include winemaker Ric Forman, later of Sterling and Newton, who is making his own wines under the name Rossi-Wallace; John Williams of Frog\u2019s Leap Winery in Rutherford; Dan Goldfield of Dutton-Goldfield in the Russian \u00adRiver Valley; and Paul Hobbs, of Paul Hobbs Winery and myriad international \u00adconsulting gigs.\r\n\r\nThat\u2019s to name just a few.\r\n\r\nIn addition to the Robert Mondavi Winery wines, Janssens also makes Portfolio, a limited-production Cabernet in partnership with her husband, Luc, and two children.\r\n\r\nJanssens stands beside the next generation of winemakers at Mondavi, Joe Harden and Megan Schofield. If the past 50 years are any indication, Robert Mondavi Winery will continue to nurture and launch future winemaking stars. It\u2019s a good time to taste it all.\r\nTasting the Legacy\r\nPortfolio 2011 Limited Edition (Napa Valley); $140, 95 points. A blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon and 18% Cabernet Franc, made by Genevi\u00e8ve Janssens, this has an Old-World soul with plenty of California complexity.\r\n\r\nRobert Mondavi 2012 To Kalon Vineyard Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (Oakville); $145, 94 points. From one of the Napa Valley\u2019s most historic sites, this Cab delivers blackberry and blueberry alongside complex cassis, clove and black licorice, with years to go.\r\n\r\nContinuum 2012 Estate Vineyard Proprietary Red Blend (Napa Valley); $200, 93 points. From Tim and Marcia Mondavi\u2019s rocky, estate Pritchard Hill property, this is extreme, dripping in dense tobacco and bittersweet chocolate. Cellar through 2022.\r\n\r\nRossi-Wallace 2014 Chardonnay (Rutherford); $25, 93 points. A personal project of winemaker Ric Forman and his wife, Cheryl Emmolo, this elegant, mineral-driven wine offers subtle waves of apple skin, lemon and tangerine.\r\n\r\nMichael Mondavi Family Estate 2012 Emblem Oso Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley); $60, 91 points. Bittersweet at first, with sizable tannins, this Cab includes 13.8% Petit Verdot. Mixed berries dominate, while rich leather and clove notes mark the finish.