Rombauer Zinfandel California 2011
Strikingly fruit-forward. Dark red in color with a ruby hue. Bursting aromas of ripe cranberries, blackberries and crushed raspberries. Nuances of clove and mint add character and dimension to the ripe fruit flavors. Beautiful acidity intertwined with richness seamlessly create an expressive and dense mid-palate. Vanilla and plum flavors round out an unforgettable finish. 93% Zinfandel, 7% Petite Syrah. Alcohol 15.9%. Not yet reviewed; 2010 vintage rated 89 points by California Grapevine.
I have a new world palate but this wine is way over the top. Really, really sweet.
This wine is the reason I joined Snooth. It is my favorite wine, by far. It is rich, decadent, and reasonably priced for a wine of such high quality. It is the only wine that I purchase by the case. I love it that much.
We went shopping today and decided to have a late lunch at one of our favorite restaurants. I had a burger and the Mrs had sirloin tacos. So, we decided we would like to have some red wine. I've never had a Rombauer Zin before and this sounded intriguing. Believe me this is like no Dry Creek Valley Zin that I would normally have. Talk about upper case FRUIT--berries, figs, raisins, you pick it, along with maybe a touch of spearmint. Between all the fruit and the high alcohol (15.9% ABV) this wine is almost sweet. It is more like that Apothic stuff than any other Zin I might normally go for.
Chocolate tobacco on the nose. Sweet
Fruit forward and jammy without being too sweet.
External Reviews for Rombauer Zinfandel California
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.
Winemaker's Notes:Opening with a burst, this wine boasts aromas of blackberry and boysenberry jam. On the palate, rich, juicy fruit loaded with ripe wild berries, plum, fig and black cherry flavors. Supple tannins and smooth oak notes show in the lush, mouth-filling finish. Our favorite pairings for this wine include braised short ribs over wild mushroom risotto, pizza, and pork tenderloin.
Rombauer Vineyards was founded in 1982 by Koerner and Joan Rombauer and sits on a tree covered knoll overlooking the Napa Valley. The winery features caves that extend for over a mile into the hillside.
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.
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.
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