Koerner and Joan established Rombauer Vineyards in 1980, and in 1984 they released their first California-style Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon wines. Four decades later–and still family owned–the winery has become widely acclaimed for its distinctive, fruit-driven wines. Richie Allen and Luke Clayton are the winemaking team.
Crimson in color. 15.9% ABV. Soaring nose of red fruits, vanilla bean, coconut and pepper. Full bodied with medium acidity. Plush and decadent. Very sweet and modern in style. Black cherry, raspberry liqueur and vanilla on the palate. Nice length on the finish. I understand the appeal of this Zinfandel even if it is not quite in my wheelhouse. Best over the next 3-5 years.
My rating: 88 points.
The 2019 Rombauer Zinfandel is widely available for around $35.