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This is one serious wine! One that can compete with the Cabernets, Merlots, and Cabernet Francs of the world. And you rarely (if ever) hear about i... Read more
Robller Vineyards has a Norton wine that goes perfectly well with either a picnic or formal dinner. Great value. As a college professor who knows... Read more
This one started me on my road to liking and appreciating red wine. Wasn't too dry and not too sweet. PERFECT for the transitional wine drinker. Read more
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This is one serious wine! One that can compete with the Cabernets, Merlots, and Cabernet Francs of the world. And you rarely (if ever) hear about it unless you visit Missouri, Virginia, or the Carolina’s. This is the Norton grape variety and it is one that you need to put on your Wine Bucket List. Now we haven’t tasted all Norton wines from around the country but this one from Robller Vineyards in Missouri is a great choice! In our glass, deep garnet color with ruby highlights along the edge. Wonderful aroma’s of briar berries, spice, petrol, and vanilla oak burst from our glass! The mouth feel was full bodied, velvety, with a medium tannin structure. Flavors of spicy blackberries, ripe plums, oak, and herbs danced on our palates! As the wine opened up a bit more, subtle notes of tart cherry and vanilla oak led into a long, elegant finish. Wow, what a ride! This wine would pair well with most grilled red meats, sausage, ham, or a spicy vegetarian meal. We love our Cabernet Sauvignons, Merlots, and Cabernet Francs but it is nice that there is something else out there that is different and can be just as enjoyable! We have been to many wineries in Missouri and found some wonderful Norton wines and some that are just so-so. The 2008 Robller Vineyards Norton is superb and we give it a 91 point rating! Wonderfully complex, rich, with a good balance between fruit and non-fruit flavors. Check them out at http://www.robllerwines.com. If you have a 2008 vintage of this wine, we would drink it by 2014. WineSplashing!!
Robller Vineyards has a Norton wine that goes perfectly well with either a picnic or formal dinner. Great value. As a college professor who knows wines stated at a blind wine tasting, "I don't know what this is, but this is what wine should taste like." This was his first tasting of any Norton wine, and it was from Robller.
This one started me on my road to liking and appreciating red wine. Wasn't too dry and not too sweet. PERFECT for the transitional wine drinker.
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Last Saturday, I was wise in heeding the advice of St. Ambrose, who said “Si fueris Romae, Romano vivito more. . .” (when you are at Rome, live in the Roman style). It was my first visit to the Röbller Vineyard Winery, and I went to the sales counter and asked for a bottle of the semi-dry Villa Rouge, innately pronouncing the two l’s as “y.” The man behind the counter, Robert Mueller, answered, “Do you want the Villa Rouge chilled” (extra emphasis on the l’s). Having been freshly schooled in Hermann pronunciation, I was not about to go astray in local wine serving preferences.“Yes, please.”Chilled for five minutes in your fridge, this 70% Chambourcin, 30% Villard Noir blend mimics the Röbller grounds. A mineral, earthy bouquet uplifts floral, fruity overtones. Chambourcin is, at times, overwhelming on it own, but here it plays nicely with Villard Noir. The mouthfeel of these French hybrids is almost effervescent, and the medium body makes this a three-season wine (a frosty Missouri winter might call for Röbller’s fine Norton wine).Chambourcin should be experienced at some time by all true wine aficionados. If you go to the Röbller Vineyard Winery, do not forget St. Ambrose’s sage advice.11% abv. $9.30/750ml
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