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Rombauer Vineyards Zinfandel California 2006

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Rombauer captures 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. Appellations by county: 62% Amador, 18% Lake, 14% Napa, 6% El Dorado -- 100% Zinfandel!

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Rombauer Vineyards:
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

Member Reviews for Rombauer Vineyards Zinfandel California

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Snooth User: Diderot
104965104
4.00 5
06/18/2009

This is a mouthful of sweet, juicy Zin that absolutely charms the taste buds from start to luscious finish. Not only is it terrific with grilled steak or lamb, it's a great "date" wine because it is so yummy with dark chocolate. Talk about cherry flavors! Ripe, medium-bodied and gorgeous to look at, there is nothing here not to like.


Snooth User: Diek
32199735
3.50 5
01/06/2010

Have had this twice within two weeks, and found it wonderful both times with different types of cuisine. I also just recently had the 2007 zinfandel, and found it inferior to the 2006. It was "super" jammy. I wanted to spread it on toast. I recommend staying with the 2006 vintage if you have a choice. I found it better balanced.


Snooth User: sherhask
13687712
0.00 5
02/15/2009

Love this wine!!! Smooth and full -


Snooth User: maywood
2495354
4.00 5
09/06/2009

Had a half-bottle last night and it was sensational... very vibrant red-fruit, ultra silky-smooth, persistent finish. Went very well with seafood fra diavolo, holding up to the chilis.


Snooth User: sherhask
13687712
5.00 5
02/15/2009

Five glasses


External Reviews for Rombauer Vineyards Zinfandel California

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Source: Morrell & Company
01/19/2009

Rich, vibrant, and juicy, this wine boasts aromas of cherry and wild berry, with soft notes of black pepper. Tightly packed layers of cranberries, wild berries, and ripe cherries flow together with a touch of allspice for a rich, full flavor. Moderate tannins show in the rich, mouth filling finish.



Rombauer captures 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. Appellations by county: 62% Amador, 18% Lake, 14% Napa, 6% El Dorado -- 100% Zinfandel!

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