ROMBAUER VINEYARDS


Rombauer Vineyards was founded in 1982 by Koerner and Joan Rombauer and sits on a tree covered knoll overlooking the Napa Valley. The winery features caves that extend for over a mile into the hillside. The caves provide a constant temperature and humidity which result in optimum conditions for aging our wines. Rombauer Vineyards emphasis on the joy of wine comes from the heritage of the Rombauer family. Koerner’s ancestors made wine in the famous Rheingau region of Germany. Every family member is actively involved in the day to day operations of the winery.

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2014 CARNEROS CHARDONNAY 1.5L

+761982 · 6x1500ML

100% Chardonnay. Enticing aromas of bright citrus and melon are layered with spice, vanilla and a touch of butter. Vibrant flavors of mango and guava meld with vanilla and soft spice on the creamy, rich palate. The finish is juicy and satisfying with refreshing acidity that makes you crave another sip. Our favorite Joy of Cooking® pairings for this wine include Tuna-Avocado Burgers, Lobster Rolls and Broiled Salmon with Snail Butter and Orange-Hazelnut Asparagus. 

STATUS: OPEN
AG: 90 || WS: 88 || RP: 87 || 3RD MOST POPULAR CHARDONNAY IN US RESTAURANTS - 2017 POLL
CURRENT VINTAGE [PDF] | PAST VINTAGES [PDF]

 
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2016 CARNEROS CHARDONNAY

+11650 · 12x375ml

100% Chardonnay. Enticing aromas of bright citrus and melon are layered with spice, vanilla and a touch of butter. Vibrant flavors of mango and guava meld with vanilla and soft spice on the creamy, rich palate. The finish is juicy and satisfying with refreshing acidity that makes you crave another sip. Our favorite Joy of Cooking® pairings for this wine include Tuna-Avocado Burgers, Lobster Rolls and Broiled Salmon with Snail Butter and Orange-Hazelnut Asparagus. 

STATUS: SOLD OUT
WS: 92
PAST VINTAGES [PDF]

 
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2017 CARNEROS CHARDONNAY

+720650 · 12x750ml

100% Chardonnay. Enticing aromas of vanilla, melon, papaya and mango are layered with baked apples, creme brulee, butter and a slight minerality. Those scents are echoed as flavors on the creamy, rich palate, along with peach, pie crust and baking spices. The long, smooth finish is marked by mouthwatering acidity. Our favorite Joy of Cooking® pairings* for this wine include Tuna-Avocado Burgers, Chicken Satay with Green Papaya Salad; Baked Stuffed Peaches.

STATUS: OPEN
RP: 92
CURRENT VINTAGE [PDF] | PAST VINTAGES [PDF]

 

SCORING LEGEND

AG || Anthony Gismondi, CAN
BC || Bob Campbell, NZ
CG || Connoisseaurs' GCW
DC || Decanter Magazine
GP || Guia Penin, Spain
HH || Huon Hooke, AUS
JH || James Halliday, AUS
JS || James Suckling
JR || Jancis Robinson
JO || Jeremy Oliver, AUS
JP || John Platter, S. Africa
JSc || John Schreiner, CAN
MC || Michael Cooper, NZ
NMc || Natalie MacLean
NM || Neal Martin
RP || Parker/Wine Advocate
PP || Prince of Pinot
RJ || Ray Jordan, AUS
RR || Rhone Report
ST || Stephen Tanzer
TP || Tasting Panel
TI || Testing Institute
TA || Tim Atkin MW
VI || Vinous
W&S || Wine & Spirits
WA || Wine Access
AN || Wine Anorak
WE || Wine Enthusiast
WF || Wine Front, AUS
WR || Wine Review Online
WS || Wine Spectator
WT || Winestate Mag, AUS
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2016 ZINFANDEL

+720653 · 12x750ml

94% Zinfandel, 6% Petit Sirah. Our classic California Zinfandel is dark purple-ruby, with a bright crimson hue. On the nose, concentrated aromas of blackberry and raspberry meld with clove and spice. Lush flavors of blackberry, cherry, licorice and vanilla flood the palate, followed by touches of pepper in the background. Plush and round tannins and great length make for a fresh and enticing finish.

STATUS: OPEN
CURRENT VINTAGE [PDF] | PAST VINTAGES [PDF]

 
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2013 CARNEROS MERLOT

+720651 · 12x750ml

88% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon. Aromas of fresh, ripe plums, red currant and violets intertwine with subtle notes of cedar and bramble bush. This medium-bodied wine is ripe and plush with flavors of plums, cherries and figs at the forefront, leading to juicy red fruit on the midpalate. Delicious now, this wine’s depth and structure provide for a long cellaring potential. Our favorite pairings for this wine include Seared porkchops with Mustard Green Chimichurri; Winter Squash Mac & Cheese; Beef Braciole.

STATUS: SOLD OUT
WS: 90
PAST VINTAGES [PDF]

 
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2013 NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON

+720652 · 12x750ml

87.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot, 3.5% Cabernet Franc, 2% Merlot. Vibrant purple-black hue with expressive aromas of fresh cherry pie, blackberry, currant and hints of spice. The wine is medium- to full-bodied with a bright, fresh palate brimming with black cherry, fresh baked pie crust, sweet vanilla and currant. Supple tannins carry through to a lingering finish with layers of delicious fruit.. Our favorite Joy of Cooking® pairings for this wine include sauteed mushrooms with garlic & sherry; Braised short ribs with mushrooms, Red Wine and Crispy Fried shallots; Braised lamb shanks.

STATUS: SOLD OUT
WS: 90 || JS: 90 || RP: 86
PAST VINTAGES [PDF]