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Rombauer Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Diamond Selection 2003

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Notes on the Rombauer Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2003 375 Ml : 375ML Half BottleWINEMAKER NOTES: Rombauer Vineyards' 2003 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a plush, concentrated wine that exhibits ripe fruit flavors of blackberry, blueberry, and dark cherries that pick up momentum and open gracefully into the finish. There are supple tannins that highlight the fruit driven style of this wine. This wine has a tannin structure to last many years, yet is fruity enough to enjoy now.ROMBAUER CABERNET SAUVIGNON NAPA VALLEY 2003 375 ML

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Richie Allen was raised in Melbourne, Australia, in a leafy suburb approximately 40 minutes east of Australia’s infamous wine region, the Yarra Valley. Influenced greatly by his parent’s keen interest, Richie grew up with a greater appreciation of wine than the average young Australian male. Upon graduation from high school in 1996, Richie chose to explore his knowledge in an alternate area of... Read more
Richie Allen was raised in Melbourne, Australia, in a leafy suburb approximately 40 minutes east of Australia’s infamous wine region, the Yarra Valley. Influenced greatly by his parent’s keen interest, Richie grew up with a greater appreciation of wine than the average young Australian male. Upon graduation from high school in 1996, Richie chose to explore his knowledge in an alternate area of interest: Molecular Biology. Always the model student, he graduated at the top of his class, however, not convinced with the path he was laying down for himself, Richie embarked on a four-month rock climbing holiday to the United States to clear his thoughts. It was on this adventure that fate came knocking in the form of an invitation to a day of wine tasting. Richie was so taken and inspired by the Californian wines he tasted that day that it was suddenly clear to him what he needed to do. He promptly returned to Australia and spent the next few years engrossed in winemaking studies at Australia’s prestigious ‘The University of Adelaide’. After graduating in 2003, he then set about gaining as much practical winery experience as possible from top Australian and New Zealand producers including: Penfolds, Oakridge, Church Road and Vavasour. He eventually found himself back in California, on the doorstep of Rombauer Vineyards to undertake cellar work for a single harvest. However, Richie’s enthusiasm, vast and growing knowledge, and attention to detail were keenly identified and he was asked to continue on at Rombauer to see this potential expertly developed and nurtured. Having worked his way from the ground up, Richie now assumes the position of Rombauer’s Winemaker. In this role, Richie strives to achieve consistency of style and continual improvement in winemaking techniques by melding both traditional and modern approaches. Away from the winery, you’re likely to find Richie pursuing his passion for rock climbing. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Rombauer Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Diamond Selection

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065220,777
4.00 5
02/11/2009

a shade lighter in the glass, lots of oaky spices on the nose, mocha, cedar, celery seed, ginger breadbay leaf, fruit leather, some notes of ehlmers glue and candy dots but generally a very agreeable and intereting nose that combines note of very ripe yet fresh fruit with vegetal aspects that are intriguing rather than off putting - really bright acidity, lovely medium bodies mouthfeel, tons of soft tannins which do grow in tenacity with time, dark macerated cherry and cassis on the midpalate leading to a long finish that is purely fruit driven. I have a feeling that this is not that highly regarded in the world of cali cabs but to my palate is completely successful with great freshness, structure and flavor.


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Snooth User: jjknight38
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5.00 5
04/21/2009

Hint of damp earth, loam. Excellent nose of crushed cherry rolled in dirt, yet heavier fruits underneath.Front end reveals good acid, soft tannins and a lot of adjectives!


External Reviews for Rombauer Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Diamond Selection

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Source: The Wine Closet
07/20/2010

Rombauer Vineyards 2003 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a plush, concentrated wine that exhibits ripe fruit flavors of blackberry, blueberry, and dark cherries that pick up momentum and open gracefully into the finish. There are supple tannins that highlight the fruit driven style of this wine. This wine has a tannin structure to last many years, yet is fruity enough to enjoy now. Release Date: September 2006 Appellation: Napa Valley Varietal Composition: 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc Brix at Harvest: 22.3 Cooperage: 22 Months in French Oak, 60% New Oak Alcohol: 13.2%


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Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
02/05/2008

This wine is a lush, velvety Cabernet with incredible depth and focus. Cassis, pepper, and cedar notes interact in perfect balance. This wine will be drinking well for years to come.



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Notes on the Rombauer Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2003 375 Ml : 375ML Half BottleWINEMAKER NOTES: Rombauer Vineyards' 2003 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a plush, concentrated wine that exhibits ripe fruit flavors of blackberry, blueberry, and dark cherries that pick up momentum and open gracefully into the finish. There are supple tannins that highlight the fruit driven style of this wine. This wine has a tannin structure to last many years, yet is fruity enough to enjoy now.ROMBAUER CABERNET SAUVIGNON NAPA VALLEY 2003 375 ML

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