Deep in the heart of the Napa Wine Country, off the beaten path there lies a treasure, a little piece of Heaven called Rombauer Winery.
Set on a hillside overlooking the Mayacamas Mountain Range, this winery is intimate, quaint, and secluded. If you love Horticulture, you will find this location to be quite fascinating. The garden pathways that wind up and down with stairways are covered with many varieties of plants and flowers.
I recall smelling each rosebush as I made my way down the delightful path witnessing beautiful bumble bees dancing happily from flower to flower. There are interesting pieces of artwork along the way as well.
The sweet homey atmosphere is quite different from the larger wineries that house many tasters at a time and large picnic areas overflowing with people. While there is no deli there, you are welcome to bring your own picnic which I personally recommend.
Now lets get to the wine review. I am absolutely IN LOVE with Rombauer’s 2008 Zinfandel. So much so that no other has managed to measure up to it. From the moment your nose hits the glass you know you have found something quite different!
Amazing to the nose and consistent through to a lingering finish. Layered with rich dark berry flavors, smooth oak, slight pepper, and soft tannins. This wine is stellar on so many levels!!
Please do yourself a favor and visit Rombauer Winery. You will not be disappointed by the beauty, the staff, and the evidence that there are still those who take pride in their craft!! If you’ve experienced this wine or winery, take a moment using our rating system below to give us your rating.
Cin, Cin, Salute!