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Rombauer Vineyards Merlot Napa Valley
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Wine Details

Varietal

Merlot

Style

Red

Wine Description

(From 2001 Vintage) It has layers of black cherry, plum, clove, and cinnamon in both the aroma and flavor. The wine has a long finish of cherry and plum with a light vanilla note from oak.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2009 Vintage) This trim and temperate take on Merlot steers away from high ripeness and drama and successfully aims for balance instead. Its slightly underplayed themes of red-cherry fruit are enriched with a bit of vanillin oak, and, if properly firm after its supple beginnings, it is an essentially accessible wine that will hit its peak in but a few years.

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    Keith really liked; good but I liked zins better

    almost 4 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1996 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/31/99
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1995 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/30/98
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1995 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/30/98
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1993 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 07/31/96
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1990 Vintage) Rating: 84/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 07/15/93