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Date Printed: 7/26/2014
Rombauer Merlot 2005
Rombauer Merlot 2005
(search item no. 96365)

PRICE ON 7/26/2014: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Rombauer Vineyards' 2005 Carneros Merlot represents the true essence of this varietal. Bright plum and pomegranate aromas ready the palate for this elegant and unique wine. Smooth, silky fruit with supple tannins and soft herbal notes finish with a smooth, lingering finish. Presents beautifully now and will only improve with age.

"The cooler climate of the Carneros region allows us to produce a Merlot which is true to the varietal's characteristics. The longer growing season of the region allows the fruit to reach maturity slowly, giving us fruit which is soft and elegant, yet rich and full flavored."

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About 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 wines are consistently ranked high in the wine trade journals. Many of the finest restaurants throughout the country include Rombauer wines on their list and feature them by the glass. The joy of wine is something that's important to Rombauer. Whether you are a collector of fine wines or like to have wine with food, wine is something that truly should be enjoyed. Rombauer Vineyards puts a lot of hard work and tender care into making drinkable wines. And because wine is a simple product to enjoy, emphasis is given to taking the mystique out of enjoying fine wines.

Our emphasis on the joy of wine comes from the heritage of the Rombauer family. Koerner's ancestors made wine in the famous Rheingau region in Germany and his great aunt, Irma Rombauer, wrote the book The Joy of Cooking. Hence our focus on wine as complements to good food and good friends. Every family member is actively involved in the day to day operation of the winery from selecting grapes for the winemaking process and getting the wine to market.