Original
53 Ratings
Rombauer Vineyards Merlot Napa Valley

Wine Details

Varietal

Merlot

Style

Red

Wine Description

(2010 Vintage) Merlot’s finest qualities emerge in cooler climates and clay soils, thus it is ideally suited for the Carneros region, where San Francisco Bay meets the southern end of Napa and Sonoma valleys. The Rombauer family have long been fans of the varietal’s rich, silky textures and supple tannins, as well as its versatility with food. The first Rombauer Vineyards Merlot was produced in 1983

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    Winemaker's Notes: Opening with a burst, this wine boasts aromas of blackberry and boysenberry jam. On the palate, rich, juicy fruit loaded with ripe wild berries, plum, fig and black cherry flavors. Supple tannins and smooth oak notes show in the lush, mouth-filling finish. Our favorite pairings for this wine include braised short ribs over wild mushroom risotto, pizza, and pork tenderloin. WINEMAKER'S NOTES: Wine Tasting Notes Rombauer Vineyards' Zinandel represents the very essence of California Zinfandel. Full bodied, fruit forward, and juicy, this wine boasts bright aromas of black cherry and plum, with a light spicy character all it's own. Layers of cranberries, plums, and dark berries flow together for a rich, full flavor with a sensational mouth feel. A dark berry fruit finish lingers on the palate, complementing the rich flavors of this beautiful wine.

    almost 2 years
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    very sweet and jammy. good with spicy food, maybe too sweet on it's own.

    over 6 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (1996 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/31/99
  • Wine Spectator
    (1995 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/30/98
  • Wine Spectator
    (1995 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/30/98
  • Wine Spectator
    (1993 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 07/31/96
  • Wine Spectator
    (1987 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 02/15/90