Rombauer Vineyards Zinfandel California 2009
Bright purple-ruby color; vibrant aromas of ripe dark berry fruit and subtle vanilla. Plush, focused jammy flavors of blackberry and plum balance with black pepper and nutmeg for a rich mid-palate. Smooth tannins present a lingering finish. Food pairings for this wine include rib-eye steak with blue cheese, Cajun-spiced sausage and blackberry cobbler with vanilla ice cream. 94% Zinfandel, 6% Petite Syrah. Alcohol 15.9%.
A big massive Zin with all the elements of real Zins back in the sixties and early seventies until the overly sweet and syrupy components kicked in. Too cloying. The finish is like drinking a dessert wine. Disappointed.
Best Zin ever - rich dark fruits, not too dry.
Renee and I enjoyed this wine at Fleming s several months ago and fell in love with it.
One and a half glasses
External Reviews for Rombauer Vineyards Zinfandel California
Captures the essence of California Zinfandel in a ripe, fruit-driven wine filled with aromas of boysenberries, raspberries and wild berries. It's loaded with flavors of ripe, zesty wild berry and blackberry jam that picks up spicy, peppery notes. It finishes with a fantastic burst of fruit and concentrated berry flavors. Drink now or let age for 2-4 years.
Ripe and complex, concentrated with rich, juicy, bright plum, wild berry, black cherry and spicy, peppery notes. Impressive for its core of fruit, balanced, supple tannins and fruity aftertaste. Drink now through 2004.
Winemaker's Notes - Dark ruby color; rich, ripe aromas of boysenberry, raspberry and nuances of vanilla. Robust, jammy wildberry fruit flavors frame this luscious and velvety wine. Subtle tannins offer a fruit forward finish. Our favorite pairings for this wine include leg of lamb, BBQ ribs and dark chocolate.
This is rich and vibrant zin from the makers of one of California's most popular chardonnays, blending fruit from some of California's top regions for the varietal: Amador, Napa, Lake and El Dorado. Juicy aromas and flavors of wild cherries and tangy cranberries spiked with black pepper and allspice keep you intrigued from first sniff to last sip. Ripe, medium-grained tannins round out the finish.