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Rombauer Vineyards Zinfandel Napa Valley 2006

Member Review by deannamb:

Every time I try a new zin, I always end up going back to this one!

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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 Napa Valley

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Snooth User: deannamb
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5.00 5
01/03/2011

Every time I try a new zin, I always end up going back to this one!


Snooth User: patsull65
39410840
5.00 5
02/27/2010

Absolutely love this wine!!!


Snooth User: sambuca
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4.00 5
08/27/2010

This is a wonderful wine, very easy drinking. Fruit forward with a smooth finish, lots of delicious fruit flavors. Of the wines we tasted at Rombauer winery, this is the one we took home. Their Chardonnay was also terriffic.


Snooth User: JustJanet
24702015
5.00 5
02/09/2010

It may not sound very erudite, but WOW!


Snooth User: carolmahoney
1840974
3.50 5
12/30/2010

Very fruity - almost too sweet. Very very drinkable.


Snooth User: kdwms30
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5.00 5
09/23/2009

This wine is a crowd pleaser - no matter where I go, as soon as I open this bottle and pour a few glasses ... people start remarking how amazing it is. I have yet to ever find anyone who has not fallen in love with this wine - in fact, I tend to get calls from friends who may have forgotten the name of the label ... the conversation always starts with "what was that AMAZING wine you had me try?" Try it - you will love it - and for $28 bucks ... you can't go wrong!


Snooth User: Deecaffs
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5.00 5
12/18/2009

Five glasses


External Reviews for Rombauer Vineyards Zinfandel Napa Valley

External Review
10/23/2009

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.




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