When poured, this classic California Zinfandel is a purple-ruby color with a bright crimson hue. On the nose, there are concentrated aromas of dried cherries that meld with warm vanilla, mocha, and mulling spices. Lush flavors of ripe plum and raspberry jam flood the palate, followed by touches of dark chocolate in the background. subtle and round tannins and length for a fresh and enticing finish.
Inspired by the wine movement of the 1970s in Napa Valley, Koerner and Joan Rombauer entered the wine business in 1976, then launched Rombauer Vineyards in 1980. As stewards of the land, the Rombauers have strived to produce the best wine an appellation, terroir and climate will achieve. As the second generation takes over, they are dedicated to continuing their parents’ vision.
The grapes were carefully destemmed
and optically sorted, a process which
takes photos of every single grape and
removes any not-perfect berry to ensure
only specific and ideal fruit made it into
the wine. A cold soak extracted color and
flavor before primary fermentation began
in tank. The wine was gently basket pressed and then racked to oak barrels
to finish primary fermentation, malolactic
fermentation, and aging for 15 months.
Pairs well with beef, lamb, and poultry dishes.