Punchy and vibrant aromas of passion fruit, white peach, and nectarine jump out of the glass, underscored by hints of fresh-cut grass and kaffir lime. The palate, tightly focused and vibrant, features notes of juicy white peach with gooseberry and ripe grapefruit present as well. Its signature acidity is mouthwatering and memorable, leaving you wanting another glass.
APPELLATION: 58% Sonoma County, 42% Napa Valley
HARVESTED: Aug. 10–Sept. 13, 2021
VARIETAL COMPOSITION: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
AVERAGE BRIX AT HARVEST: 23.7
COOPERAGE: 86% Stainless steel tanks, 10% neutral French oak, 4% concrete tanks
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When founders Koerner and Joan Rombauer moved their two children, two horses and five dogs to Napa Valley in 1972, they arrived armed with an appreciation for the intimate relationship between food and wine. Their appreciation stemmed from Koerner's great aunt Irma Rombauer having authored internationally renowned cookbook the Joy of Cooking and his ancestors originating from the winegrowing region of Rheingau, Germany, where wine is considered an essential complement to a meal.
Appreciation bred passion, and Rombauer Vineyards was established in 1980. Thirty-five years later, the winery remains owned and operated by first-, second- and third-generation members of the family.