Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Rombauer Zinfandel 2006 ($24-$29)

Napa, CA

This bottle was given to me as a gift from a friend and co-worker. I had no idea of what to expect yet I was blown away at how wonderful this wine is! If you’re looking for an easy drinking, full flavor, smooth…smooth red wine, this is the one.

On the nose it brought out black pepper and cedar. The tongue flavors were warm and full of ripe blackberries and cherry. A very mellow, well rounded wine with a slightly sweet/jammy flavor. Hints of chocolate and vanilla rounded out a velvety finish and the soft tannins really made this a fabulous drinking red.

I’ve seen that the 2007 is released now yet I have no information as of this posting. If you can find the 2006, I recommend picking some up. I would guess its good to hold on to for a few years yet it's definitely ready to drink now.

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