Rombauer - Napa Valley Zinfandel
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Region: USA / California / Napa Valley
Type: Medium-bodied red wine
Vineyards: Located in Calistoga: Bennett Lane and Ballentine Block 9.
Vinification: The grapes are carefully destemmed and optically sorted. A cold soak extracts color and flavor before primary fermentation begins in tank. The wine is gently basket-pressed, then racked to oak barrels to finish primary fermentation, malolactic fermentation.
Aging: 15 months in American oak (15% new).
Color: Deep purple-black with a magenta hue.
Nose: Aromas of deep, dark fruits, blackberry, boysenberry, and sweet vanilla.
Palate: Rich and lush, with flavors of bright cherry and freshly baked pie, with just a hint of rose. Concentrated vanilla and cherry build on the finish.
Food pairing: Beef, lamb, poultry.