Y by YOSHIKI

Founded in 2009, “Y by YOSHIKI” is the collaboration of Japanese artist Yoshiki Hayashi and Napa Valley winemaker and 4th generation vintner, Rob Mondavi Jr.
The wines are sourced from premium vineyards across California and express the artistry, quality and creativity of this unique partnership.

ABOUT Y

“Y by YOSHIKI” wine is created in collaboration with Rob Mondavi Jr., 4th generation Napa Valley winemaker and grandson of Robert Mondavi.

As a wine lover and California resident, YOSHIKI has truly respected the Mondavi family and their long commitment to producing world class wines for many generations. From this respect, the “Y by YOSHIKI” collaboration was born in 2009.

In February 2009, YOSHIKI met with Michael Mondavi and his son, Rob Mondavi Jr. They invited YOSHIKI to their Napa Valley home to have dinner and to discuss their new collaboration wine project. They tasted many wines together that evening in order to get a sense of the wines that YOSHIKI loves and enjoys. The next day, YOSHIKI and winemaker Rob Mondavi Jr. visited the Michael Mondavi Family Estate where they tasted and blended many different wines from the different barrels of Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon in order to blend the perfect wines for YOSHIKI.

The first two wines of their new collaboration, -- “Y by YOSHIKI California Chardonnay 2008” and “Y by YOSHIKI California Cabernet Sauvignon 2008” were released in Autumn 2009 exclusively in Japan.

In the fall of 2016, YOSHIKI released his “Napa series” of wines – “Y by YOSHIKI Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2011” and “Y by YOSHIKI Napa Valley Chardonnay 2012”. The grapes for these luxury wines were sourced exclusively from selected vineyards in the Napa Valley. The reputation for these wines continued to grow and after several YOSHIKI television appearances featuring the wines, “Y by YOSHIKI Napa Valley” wines became instantly famous and quickly sold out. Since then, the “Y by YOSHIKI” wines have become more and more difficult to obtain.

YOSHIKI decided to create a new blend of “smart casual wine” so that the average consumers could enjoy his California wines. YOSHIKI and Rob went back to work and in July 2018, they released their "California series" of wines – “Y by YOSHIKI California Chardonnay 2017” and “Y by YOSHIKI California Cabernet Sauvignon 2017” both of which were sold out within 6 months.

At the end of 2018, in celebration of his 10-year partnership with Rob Mondavi Jr., YOSHIKI released his “masterpiece”, the 10th Anniversary Special Edition “Y by YOSHIKI Oakville Napa Valley 2016”.

In the summer of 2019, YOSHIKI released his new vintage of “California series”, “Y by YOSHIKI “Encore” California Chardonnay 2017” and “Y by YOSHIKI California Cabernet Sauvignon 2017”.

In December 2020, YOSHIKI released the new vintages of both, “Y by YOSHIKI California” and “Y by YOSHIKI Oakville”, as well as a new line called “Y by YOSHIKI Russian River Valley”.

During their last blending session, YOSHIKI proposed a new challenge to Rob – to produce together a beautiful pinot noir and chardonnay from California that could stand alongside the best wines from Burgundy, France, which YOSHIKI had grown very fond of in recent years. Fortunately, Rob did not have to look far from his Napa Valley home and winery, for just over the Mayacamas mountain range lies the Russian River Valley, arguably the very best region in California to produce top quality chardonnays and pinot noirs – the Y by YOSHIKI Russian River wines were born.

The success of YOSHIKI and Rob Mondavi Jr.’s thirteen year partnership has produced three core brands – “Y by YOSHIKI California”, “Y by YOSHIKI Russian River Valley” and “Y by YOSHIKI Oakville” - and now in December 2021, YOSHIKI is releasing the new vintages of these three series.

PRODUCT

new arrival

Cabernet Sauvignon California 2019
California Cabernet Sauvigno 2019
California Cabernet Sauvignon

Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon100%
Alc.:13.5%
Appellation:California
Barrels:French Oak and American Oak
Winemaker:Rob Mondavi Jr.
Retail Price:¥5,500 (tax not included)

Chardonnay “Encore” California 2020
California Encore Chardonnay 2020
California Chardonnay

Variety:Chardonnay100%
Alc.:13.5%
Appellation:California
Barrels:American Oak Barrel
Winemaker:Rob Mondavi Jr.
Retail Price:¥5,300 (tax not included)

new arrival

Pinot Noir Russian River Valley
Sonoma County 2019
Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2019
Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2019

Variety:Pinot Noir100%
New Barrel:30% New French Oak - 70% 2017 barrels, (1 time fill)
Aging:18 months
Alc.:15.5%
Retail Price:¥18,000 (tax not included)

Chardonnay Russian River Valley
Sonoma County 2019
Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2019
Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2019

Variety:Chardonnay100%
New Barrel:33% New French Oak - 67% 2017 barrels, Barrel fermentation
Aging:9 months in French Oak
Alc.:14.1%
Retail Price:¥18,000 (tax not included)

new arrival
Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Napa Valley 2018
Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Cabernet Sauvignon 100%
Aging:20 months in French Oak
barrels:80% New French Oak - 20% 2017 barrels
Alcohol:14.3%
Retail Price:¥42,000 (tax not included)

MESSAGE

“When I compose a song, I write the score on a piece of paper, rarely do I use a musical instrument. I can hear everything in my head. It’s almost always complete. Wine to me is a song. My imagination flows with every sip and my mind is set free.Together with Rob Mondavi, Jr., Y was created out of my passion for wine and music.

YOSHIKI

Yoshiki is a very unconventional artist and musician who broke the norms of the Japanese music world. He is a man of overwhelming presence on stage yet is so soft-spoken off stage. He is a classical pianist as well as a rock band drummer. He’s a “creative chameleon” who can change his personality to adapt to any situation. Because of this, Yoshiki has very unique perspective. While he respects traditional values, he also challenges the limits to create original, new, and fresh ideas. In this sense, Yoshiki and I are both artists, sharing the same perspective when we make wines together.

Rob Mondavi Jr.

GALLERY

ARCHIVE

sold out

Cabernet Sauvignon California 2018

Cabernet Sauvignon California 2018
Cabernet Sauvignon California 2018

Variety:100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alc.:13.5%
Appellation:California
Winemaker:Rob Mondavi Jr.

sold out

Chardonnay “Encore” California 2019

Chardonnay “Encore” California 2019
Chardonnay “Encore” California 2019

Variety:100% Chardonnay
Alc.:13.5%
AVA:California
Winemaker:Rob Mondavi Jr.

sold out

Pinot Noir Russian River Valley
Sonoma County 2017

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2017
Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2017

Variety:100% Pinot Noir
Aging:10 months in French Oak
New Barrel:40%
Alc.:15.5%

sold out

Chardonnay Russian River Valley
Sonoma County 2018

Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2018
Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2018

Variety:100% Chardonnay
Aging:10 months in French Oak
New Barrel:40%
Alc.:13.5%

sold out

Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Napa Valley 2017

Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Barrels (total4):3 barrels: Taransaud 2017,
1 barrel:Ambrosia 2015
Aging:20 months in French Oak (75% new)
Alcohol:14.3%

sold out

Cabernet Sauvignon California 2017

Cabernet Sauvignon California 2017
Cabernet Sauvignon California 2017

2017 Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol:13.5%
Appellation:California
Winemaker:Rob Mondavi,Jr.

sold out

Chardonnay "Encore" California 2017

Chardonnay Encore California 2017
Chardonnay Encore California 2017

2017 Encore California Chardonnay
Alcohol:13.5%
Appellation:California
Winemaker:Rob Mondavi,Jr.

sold out

Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Napa Valley 2016

Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Napa Valley 2016
Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Napa Valley 2016

100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol:15.2%
Appellation:Napa Valley
Winemaker:Rob Mondavi,Jr.

sold out

Cabernet Sauvignon California 2016

Cabernet Sauvignon California 2016
Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2017

100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol:13.5%
Appellatio:California
Winemaker:Rob Mondavi,Jr.

sold out

Chardonnay California 2017

Chardonnay California 2017
Chardonnay California 2017

100% Chardonnay
Alcohol:13.5%
Appellation:California
Winemaker:Rob Mondavi,Jr.

sold out

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

100% Cabernet Sauvignon~Night Harvest~
Alcohol:14.1%
Appellation ~ Napa Valley
Winemaker ~ Rob Mondavi,Jr.

sold out

Napa Valley Chardonnay 2012

Napa Valley Chardonnay 2012
Napa Valley Chardonnay 2012

100% Chardonnay~Night Harvest~
100% Barrel Fermentation
Alcohol:13.7%
Appellation:Napa Valley
Winemaker:Rob Mondavi,Jr.

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