Tuesday, November 22, 2005


Rombauer Vineyards

Koerner and Joan Rombauer founded this classic Napa Valley vineyard in 1982. The vineyard overlooks the valley from a lush little hilltop estate. The property houses a multitude of caves that extend deep into the hillside and are ideal for the Rombauer’s aging wines.

The Rombauer’s philosophy is one of hard work and simple pleasures. Whether selling their wines to fine restaurants worldwide or enjoying a glass at their own table their love of wine is apparent. Rombauer wines are hand crafted and blended to perfection so that every drop is one the Rombauer’s can be proud of. They produce several varietals from grapes grown in the hillside vineyards including Rombauer’s Carneros Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

Rombauer Chardonnay 2004

The 2004 vintage is a classic Rombauer Chardonnay. Delicate fresh tastes of tropical fruits, pears and peaches and the creamy textures of apple and pears lingering on the palate. Ripe touches of citrus and warm oak finish this sumptuous wine with a refined elegance.

Rombauer Chardonnay 2003

This heavenly vintage is melded with layers of decadent fresh fruit aromas of peach and pear with a gentle tropical fruit and spicy undertone. The rich ripe fruit flavors open up into a long lingering taste that dances on the palate. A hint of vanilla warms the finish of this wine and adds to the tropical fruit zest.

Rombauer Chardonnay 2002

This Rombauer special is bursting with the rich and tantalizing traditional aroma of peach and apple. A delicious melding of mango, nectarine and spice complete the note with a summer fresh fragrance. The full crisp flavors of tropical fruit and rich oak vanilla balance this drop magnificently. The finish leaves a lasting light oak, fresh fruit and buttery impression.

Rombauer Chardonnay 2001

The full textured aromas of spice, mango and pineapple combine with the rich essence of ripe apples to give this wine a delicate note. Rich vanilla and earthy oak are the initial flavors with a light oak and buttery tone to linger on the palate.

Rombauer Chardonnay 2000

The 2000 vintage is a warm and deep wine with a full complexity of fruit flavors. A rich fresh taste of apples, pears and tropical fruits meld with gentle spice and sweet honeysuckle. The full-bodied creamy texture and flavor finishes with light oak, fresh fruit and a classic buttery note.

Rombauer Napa Valley Cabernet 2001

The 2001 cabernet combines the rich warm aromas of chocolate, cherries and cloves with the fresh fruit fragrance of black currents and violets. This is full ripe wine with dense fruit flavors. Black berry, plum, wild berry and currant burst onto the palate with a slight touch of spice to finish. This is a complex wine that will deepen with maturity and leave a lingering collection of flavors on the palate.

Rombauer Napa Valley Cabernet 2000

The deep rich aromas of chocolate and cloves melded delicately with cherries, currants and violet define the fragrance of this warm and sensuous wine. On the palate a hint of spice, blackberry essence and juicy plum combine with long tannins and toasty light oak. This vintage is beautifully finished with a silky texture that complements the rich fruit flavors nicely.

Rombauer Napa Valley Cabernet 1999

This vintage has a wonderfully warm and rich aroma with a sensational depth of flavor. The note is a tasty blending of caramel, cedar, coffee and cloves. The flavor is a delicate melding of oak, plum, blackberry and spice. A deliciously complex and age worthy wine.

Rombauer Napa Valley Cabernet 1998

The 1998 Rombauer cabernet is infused with the rich aromas of cocoa, black cherries and toasty oak with a subtle hint of warm spice. The wines ripe and full flavors of black cherries, cassis and plums are finished divinely by a sweet vanilla essence.

Rombauer Napa Valley Cabernet 1997

The dominant aromas of nutmeg and oak with traditional dark fruits to complement the fragrance define this Rombauer cabernet. The beautifully combined flavors of sweet black cherries and currants are finished with a hint of vanilla.