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Rombauer Zinfandel 2020
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Introduced to California during the Gold Rush, Zinfandel is considered by many to be Americas heritage grape. This Zinfandel is our tribute to California wine history; its fruit was sourced from family-owned vineyards, all located in the states oldest
and most revered wine regions and some of which are over 100 years old.

VINEYARDS
This wine blends lots from select vineyards in top growing regions: Amador County (44%), El Dorado County (43%), Lake
County (8%), and ... read more
Shelf Location — 88c
Size:750mL (wine)
Alcohol by vol:15.9%
Closure:Cork
Store Item ID:#53135
Location at store:88c
Item Description
Introduced to California during the Gold Rush, Zinfandel is considered by many to be Americas heritage grape. This Zinfandel is our tribute to California wine history; its fruit was sourced from family-owned vineyards, all located in the states oldest
and most revered wine regions and some of which are over 100 years old.

VINEYARDS
This wine blends lots from select vineyards in top growing regions: Amador County (44%), El Dorado County (43%), Lake
County (8%), and Napa County (5%).

WINEGROWING
2020 was a spectacular year for Zinfandel. Dry conditions, coupled with a long, mild, growing season across regions, created small, concentrated Zinfandel berries full of exceptional flavor. Throughout the year, we used aerial photos produced using NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index) technology to tailor sustainable farming practices specific to each vineyard block. We harvested at night, preserving the bright acidity which developed over the season.

WINEMAKING
The grapes were carefully destemmed and optically sorted, a process which takes photos of every single grape and removes any not-perfect berry to ensure only specific and ideal fruit made it into the wine. A cold soak extracted color and flavor before primary fermentation began in tank. The wine was gently basket pressed and then racked to oak barrels to finish primary fermentation, malolactic fermentation, and aging.

TASTING NOTES
The wine bursts with bright fruit aromas of cherry and red plum, with notes of vanilla, holiday spices, and lavender all jumping
out on the nose. Plum flavors continue to the palate, joined by layers of raspberry jam, mocha, clove, and white pepper.
The midpalate is soft and creamy, framed by fine tannins and ending with a long, lush finish which will leave you wanting
another sip.

FOOD PAIRINGS
Our favorite Joy of Cooking pairings* for this wine include Braised Short Ribs, Lasagna Bolognese, and Pan Roasted
Rack of Lamb. *Recipes for pairing may be found in the Joy of Cooking.

RELEASE DATE August 2022
APPELLATION California
VARIETAL COMPOSITION 98% Zinfandel, 2% Petite Sirah
HARVESTED August 29th-October 12th
AVG BRIX AT HARVEST 26.4
COOPERAGE 15 months in American (10% new) and French oak
ALCOHOL 15.9%
About Rombauer
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.
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"one of my favorites, very smooth"
Posted byLisa on Oct 30, 2023Verified Purchase
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