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Rombauer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2016

Editorial Review by Snooth Editorial:

Deep dark black fruit aromas with a hint of black pepper. Light and fresh fruits with good acidity balance the rich vanilla and oak flavors. Black currants and Kalamata olives evolve over the palate. Toast and leather shore up for the finish.

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Richie Allen was raised in Melbourne, Australia, in a leafy suburb approximately 40 minutes east of Australia’s infamous wine region, the Yarra Valley. Influenced greatly by his parent’s keen interest, Richie grew up with a greater appreciation of wine than the average young Australian male. Upon graduation from high school in 1996, Richie chose to explore his knowledge in an alternate area of... Read more
Richie Allen was raised in Melbourne, Australia, in a leafy suburb approximately 40 minutes east of Australia’s infamous wine region, the Yarra Valley. Influenced greatly by his parent’s keen interest, Richie grew up with a greater appreciation of wine than the average young Australian male. Upon graduation from high school in 1996, Richie chose to explore his knowledge in an alternate area of interest: Molecular Biology. Always the model student, he graduated at the top of his class, however, not convinced with the path he was laying down for himself, Richie embarked on a four-month rock climbing holiday to the United States to clear his thoughts. It was on this adventure that fate came knocking in the form of an invitation to a day of wine tasting. Richie was so taken and inspired by the Californian wines he tasted that day that it was suddenly clear to him what he needed to do. He promptly returned to Australia and spent the next few years engrossed in winemaking studies at Australia’s prestigious ‘The University of Adelaide’. After graduating in 2003, he then set about gaining as much practical winery experience as possible from top Australian and New Zealand producers including: Penfolds, Oakridge, Church Road and Vavasour. He eventually found himself back in California, on the doorstep of Rombauer Vineyards to undertake cellar work for a single harvest. However, Richie’s enthusiasm, vast and growing knowledge, and attention to detail were keenly identified and he was asked to continue on at Rombauer to see this potential expertly developed and nurtured. Having worked his way from the ground up, Richie now assumes the position of Rombauer’s Winemaker. In this role, Richie strives to achieve consistency of style and continual improvement in winemaking techniques by melding both traditional and modern approaches. Away from the winery, you’re likely to find Richie pursuing his passion for rock climbing. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Rombauer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Snooth User: Snooth Editorial
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Vintage: 2012 06/22/2015

Deep dark black fruit aromas with a hint of black pepper. Light and fresh fruits with good acidity balance the rich vanilla and oak flavors. Black currants and Kalamata olives evolve over the palate. Toast and leather shore up for the finish.


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Snooth User: solomania9
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 09/26/2009

Huge spicy red fruit on the nose. Big tight core of smoldering oak on the palate. Cali cab all the way.


Snooth User: ilike2boat
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 12/06/2009

A real nice Cab for the money.


Snooth User: Stumpster
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2005 01/08/2011

Three glasses


External Reviews for Rombauer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
08/16/2019

VINEYARDS: The fruit for this wine comes from vineyards in the Stags Leap District, Atlas Peak, Mount Veeder, St. Helena, Calistoga and Rutherford AVAs. WINEGROWING: A cool spell in August stalled harvest a bit at the outset, but a warm September brought a mad dash to the finish. All in all, 2016 was another high-quality vintage despite small volumes for some varietals due to cool, rainy weather at flowering. Sustainable farming practices throughout the growing season were tailored to each block with the assistance of aerial photos produced using NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index) technology. The fruit was hand-picked at night and sorted in the vineyard. WINEMAKING: The grapes were carefully destemmed and optically sorted to ensure only perfect fruit made it into the wine. A cold soak extracted color and flavor, before a combination of tank and barrel fermentation was used to provide a richer, more textured palate. The wine was gently basket-pressed before being racked to French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation and aging. TASTING NOTES: This wine is vibrant dark purple with a fuchsia rim. The nose is expressive, with aromas of red fruit, cassis and toast. The wine is full-bodied, packed with flavors of boysenberry, raspberry and black cherry, along with notes of sweet tobacco, cedar and vanilla. Supple tannins carry through to a lingering finish. FOOD PAIRINGS: Our favorite Joy of Cooking® pairings* for this wine include Grilled Steaks with Mushroom Ragout or Osso Buco with Risotto Milanese. VARIETAL COMPOSITION: 87% Cabernet Sauvignon 8% Petit Verdot 5% Cabernet Franc ALCOHOL: 14.5%


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2014 10/12/2017

Cabernet Sauvignon was the first wine produced by Rombauer Vineyards when the winery was founded in 1980. This bottling is made exclusively with Napa Valley fruit from vineyards owned by the Rombauer family, along with carefully selected sites from some of the region’s top growers. VINEYARDS: The fruit for this wine comes from vineyards in the Stags Leap District, Atlas Peak, Mount Veeder, St. Helena, Calistoga and Rutherford AVAs. WINEGROWING: The 2014 vintage brought a perfect growing season with warm, dry conditions that allowed the fruit to develop full, concentrated flavors. Sustainable farming practices throughout the growing season were tailored to each block with the assistance of aerial photos produced using NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index) technology. All fruit was hand-picked and sorted in the vineyards. WINEMAKING: The grapes were carefully destemmed and optically sorted to ensure only perfect fruit made it into the wine. A cold soak extracted color and flavor, before a combination of tank and barrel fermentation was used to provide a richer, more textured palate. The wine was gently basket-pressed before being racked to French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation and aging. TASTING NOTES: This wine has dark purple core wth a magenta rim. The nose is expressive with aromas of cherries, blackberries, plums, rosemary and sweet tobacco. The wine is medium- to full-bodied, brimming with flavors of black cherries, blueberries and plums, along with notes of bramble, violets and vanilla. Supple tannins carry through to a lingering finish. FOOD PAIRINGS: Our favorite Joy of Cooking® pairings* for this wine include Grilled Steaks (Pgs. 471-472) with Mushroom Ragout (Pgs. 283-284) or Osso Buco (Pg. 489) with Risotto Milanese (Pgs. 360-361). VARIETAL COMPOSITION: 79% Cabernet Sauvignon 11% Petit Verdot 5% Cabernet Franc 5% Merlot COOPERAGE: 17 months in 70% new French oak ALCOHOL: 14.5%


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2014 05/15/2018

Cabernet Sauvignon was the first wine produced by Rombauer Vineyards when the winery was founded in 1980. This bottling is made exclusively with Napa Valley fruit from vineyards owned by the Rombauer family, along with carefully selected sites from some of the region’s top growers. VINEYARDS: The fruit for this wine comes from vineyards in the Stags Leap District, Atlas Peak, Mount Veeder, St. Helena, Calistoga and Rutherford AVAs. WINEGROWING: The 2014 vintage brought a perfect growing season with warm, dry conditions that allowed the fruit to develop full, concentrated flavors. Sustainable farming practices throughout the growing season were tailored to each block with the assistance of aerial photos produced using NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index) technology. All fruit was hand-picked and sorted in the vineyards. WINEMAKING: The grapes were carefully destemmed and optically sorted to ensure only perfect fruit made it into the wine. A cold soak extracted color and flavor, before a combination of tank and barrel fermentation was used to provide a richer, more textured palate. The wine was gently basket-pressed before being racked to French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation and aging. TASTING NOTES: This wine has dark purple core wth a magenta rim. The nose is expressive with aromas of cherries, blackberries, plums, rosemary and sweet tobacco. The wine is medium- to full-bodied, brimming with flavors of black cherries, blueberries and plums, along with notes of bramble, violets and vanilla. Supple tannins carry through to a lingering finish. FOOD PAIRINGS: Our favorite Joy of Cooking® pairings* for this wine include Grilled Steaks (Pgs. 471-472) with Mushroom Ragout (Pgs. 283-284) or Osso Buco (Pg. 489) with Risotto Milanese (Pgs. 360-361). VARIETAL COMPOSITION: 79% Cabernet Sauvignon 11% Petit Verdot 5% Cabernet Franc 5% Merlot COOPERAGE: 17 months in 70% new French oak ALCOHOL: 14.5% ** Only 2 in Stock **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2014 10/23/2018

Cabernet Sauvignon was the first wine produced by Rombauer Vineyards when the winery was founded in 1980. This bottling is made exclusively with Napa Valley fruit from vineyards owned by the Rombauer family, along with carefully selected sites from some of the region’s top growers. VINEYARDS: The fruit for this wine comes from vineyards in the Stags Leap District, Atlas Peak, Mount Veeder, St. Helena, Calistoga and Rutherford AVAs. WINEGROWING: The 2014 vintage brought a perfect growing season with warm, dry conditions that allowed the fruit to develop full, concentrated flavors. Sustainable farming practices throughout the growing season were tailored to each block with the assistance of aerial photos produced using NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index) technology. All fruit was hand-picked and sorted in the vineyards. WINEMAKING: The grapes were carefully destemmed and optically sorted to ensure only perfect fruit made it into the wine. A cold soak extracted color and flavor, before a combination of tank and barrel fermentation was used to provide a richer, more textured palate. The wine was gently basket-pressed before being racked to French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation and aging. TASTING NOTES: This wine has dark purple core wth a magenta rim. The nose is expressive with aromas of cherries, blackberries, plums, rosemary and sweet tobacco. The wine is medium- to full-bodied, brimming with flavors of black cherries, blueberries and plums, along with notes of bramble, violets and vanilla. Supple tannins carry through to a lingering finish. FOOD PAIRINGS: Our favorite Joy of Cooking® pairings* for this wine include Grilled Steaks (Pgs. 471-472) with Mushroom Ragout (Pgs. 283-284) or Osso Buco (Pg. 489) with Risotto Milanese (Pgs. 360-361). VARIETAL COMPOSITION: 79% Cabernet Sauvignon 11% Petit Verdot 5% Cabernet Franc 5% Merlot COOPERAGE: 17 months in 70% new French oak ALCOHOL: 14.5% ** Only 1 in Stock **


External Review
Vintage: 2009 07/18/2013

Thick, rich, and jammy, Rombauer Cabernet is high on our customer favorites list. Refined and aromatic blackberry, blueberry, black olive and nutmeg offer depth and balance on the palate for a focused, approachable core.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 12/29/2011

Refined and aromatic blackberry, blueberry, black olive and nutmeg offer depth and balance on the palate for a focused, approachable core. A full-bodied wine with a silky mouth-feel and long finish.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 07/06/2011

Balancing freshness and intensity, this full-bodied wine offers a complexity of flavors. Bold aromas of black currant, blackberry and clove are supported by a core of black cherry, mocha, vanilla and black olive flavors.


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