Rombauer Vineyards Zinfandel Fiddletown 2001

Member Review by bradw1059:

I bought 3 bottles in 2004. The first was okay, but it lacked character. I opened the last recently and it was fantastic, so I believe this zinfandel just needs time to mature. I served this alongside an expensive reserve, and the group was unanimous that the Rombauer was smoother and more drinkable.

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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 Fiddletown

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Snooth User: bradw1059
13962437
4.00 5
02/20/2009

I bought 3 bottles in 2004. The first was okay, but it lacked character. I opened the last recently and it was fantastic, so I believe this zinfandel just needs time to mature. I served this alongside an expensive reserve, and the group was unanimous that the Rombauer was smoother and more drinkable.


Snooth User: irishgoat65
3986616
4.00 5
12/27/2007

Absolutely incredible....have had this with Filet Mignon and Lamb....great...great...great....!! Now if I could only get some sent to Scottsdale!


Snooth User: sandbagdog
624515118
0.00 5
11/15/2010

Rombauer El Dorado Zinfandel 2001 best bag for your buck don't be afraid to buy in quanty


Snooth User: Bertdog
7958044
5.00 5
10/16/2008

one of the best zins I have had


Snooth User: TheWineNazi
2866738
5.00 5
07/18/2007

Five glasses




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