Rombauer Zinfandel 2018, 375ml, California

The Rombauer family has over 30 years of winemaking experience in the Napa Valley and is dedicated to family, land, and community. This wine blends lots from select vineyards in top growing regions: El Dorado (50%), Amador (25%), Lake (14%) and Napa (11%) counties. The fruit was handpicked at night and sorted in the vineyard, then transported by refrigerated trucks to the winery. The grapes were carefully destemmed and optically sorted to ensure only perfect 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, then racked to oak barrels to finish primary fermentation, malolactic fermentation and aging. 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.

$20.99