2013 Proprietary Red wine is rich in dark fruit and bacon fat from the Syrah. The Cabernet Franc complements this with beautiful structure and herbal cherry notes. The fruit is rounded out with touches of leather and cedar and a nice, long finish. This wine is perfect for enjoying now, but will beautifully for at least another 3-5 years.
So, it's no surprise that after making wine for other folks for 31 years, Bob would realize his lifelong dream of making his own Napa Valley wines, appropriately labeled, Broman Cellars. The inaugural release was a beautiful 1994 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon consisting of an entire 148 cases.
Today, Broman Cellars is a family passion with daughter Lisa also working side by side with Bob handling the sales, marketing and day-to-day operations. Production is around a whopping 1,000 cases consisting of small, ultra-premium, hand-crafted lots of Cabernet Sauvignon, and Sauvignon Blanc.
Bob and his wife, Deborah, have received their winery permit and are drawing plans for the facility. The Broman winery will be located on the property shared with the Broman home on 11 1/2 acres on Deer Park Road in St. Helena. In the interim, they are remodeling the house and caring for their two acre cabernet vineyard.
Undoubtedly proving its merit over and over, Napa Valley is a now a leading force in the world of prestigious red wine regions. Though Cabernet Sauvignon dominates Napa Valley, other red varieties certainly thrive here. Important but often overlooked include Merlot and other Bordeaux varieties well-regarded on their own as well as for their blending capacities. Very old vine Zinfandel represents an important historical stronghold for the region and Pinot noir is produced in the cooler southern parts, close to the San Pablo Bay.
Perfectly situated running north to south, the valley acts as a corridor, pulling cool, moist air up from the San Pablo Bay in the evenings during the hot days of the growing season, which leads to even and slow grape ripening. Furthermore the valley claims over 100 soil variations including layers of volcanic, gravel, sand and silt—a combination excellent for world-class red wine production.