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Rombauer Napa Valley Merlot 2014

Editorial Review by Snooth Editorial:

Explosive cherry and blackberry aromas. Ripe black cherry and cinnamon spice on the palate. You'll find blackberry jam, cinnamon, cranberry juice, basil and tomato leaf on the slow-evolving palate. An excellent expression of the Merlot grape.

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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 Napa Valley Merlot

Snooth User: Snooth Editorial
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Vintage: 2010 06/22/2015

Explosive cherry and blackberry aromas. Ripe black cherry and cinnamon spice on the palate. You'll find blackberry jam, cinnamon, cranberry juice, basil and tomato leaf on the slow-evolving palate. An excellent expression of the Merlot grape.


Member Reviews for Rombauer Napa Valley Merlot

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Snooth User: tjjm
1376534387
3.50 5
Vintage: 2013 03/06/2017

Lacked the fruitiness of the 2010. Smooth, pleasant


Snooth User: tjjm
1376534387
4.00 5
Vintage: 2010 01/22/2016

Lovely on the nose. Fruity and very smooth . This is one i want to keep around, not for every day. For days with a reason to want something more.


3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 03/15/2011

Red licorice and sweet red fruit on the nose. Also very bright with a hint of sugar on the attack, but it mellows into blackberries.


Snooth User: Papabambam
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 09/20/2011

Four glasses


Snooth User: skyherring
75000032
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 02/28/2011

This is a great Merlot to go along with a nice steak.


Snooth User: winelvr111
5865937
4.50 5
Vintage: 2006 10/16/2010

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: oceank8
557082,030
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 08/09/2008

not a wimpy merlot! Great plum with refreshing finish.


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External Reviews for Rombauer Napa Valley Merlot

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Vintage: 2009 03/30/2013

The Rombauer 2009 Merlot from Carneros is very typical of the varietal, with plum and boysenberry fruit character, notes of clove and tobacco, and plush tannins. A rich mouth-feel and plenty of toasty oak make this perfect for a variety of occasions.


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Vintage: 2007 11/17/2011

Elegant aromas of boysenberry and black cherry join with nuances of vanilla and plum. These aromas lead to a soft and supple mouth-feel, rich with blackberry and toffee flavors.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 07/06/2011

Winemaker Notes - The cooler climate of the Carneros region allows us to produce a Merlot which is true to the varietal's characteristics. The longer growing season allows the fruit to reach maturity slowly, giving us fruit which is soft and elegant, yet rich and full flavored. Elegant aromas of boysenberry and black cherry join with nuances of vanilla and plum. These aromas lead to a soft and supple mouth-feel, rich with blackberry and toffee flavors. Hints of spice and cranberry are supported by moderate tannins for a smooth finish. Our favorite pairings for this wine include chicken cacciatore, Cornish game hen, and parmesan risotto.


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Vintage: 2007 08/11/2011

Elegant aromas of boysenberry and black cherry join with nuances of vanilla and plum. These aromas lead to a soft and supple mouth-feel, rich with blackberry and toffee flavors. Hints of spice and cranberry are supported by moderate tannins for a smooth finish. Our favorite pairings for this wine include chicken cacciatore, Cornish game hen, and parmesan risotto.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 03/16/2011

A Merlot wine from California in USA. 2007 Rombauer Merlot 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2005 02/04/2009

Rombauer Vineyards? Napa Valley Merlot exhibits a ripe, juicy core of blueberry, plum, and black cherries that glide across the palate. Elegantly styled, this wine displays rich spice notes that highlight the fruit and add to the complexity of the



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