Rombauer 2018 Merlot, Napa Valley

$44.95

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Description

Founded in 1980, by Koerner and Joan Rombauer, Rombauer Vineyards has been producing acclaimed wines from Napa Valley, Sonoma County, and the Sierra Foothills ever since. Still family owned and operated, our winery is known for its high-quality wines, exceptional vineyard sites.Grown in estate-owned andgrower-partner vineyards on the Napa side of Carneros, where the clay soils are similarto those of Bordeaux’s Right Bank. The cool climate allows the thin-skinned grapes to gradually develop flavor and tannin while retaining natural acidity. Grapes were carefully destemmed and optically sorted to ensure only perfect fruit made it into the wine. A cold soak extracted color and flavor. The blend is 83% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Petit Verdot, about 25% of the wine was barrel-fermented to provide a richer, more textured palate. The wine was gently basket-pressed before being racked to French oak barrels 40% new for 15 months aging.It has aromas of black cherry, ripe plum and…

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