Rombauer Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2016 Napa Valley, California, USA
£71.55 (inc VAT)
Rombauer’s Cabernet Sauv’ is like ‘none-other… (seriously though, it’s delightful). This was the first wine produced by Rombauer Vineyards in fact, back in 1980. This sledgehammer of a Napa Cab is born from the family-owned parcels that are located in the Stags Leap District, Atlas Peak, St. Helena, Calistoga and Rutherford AVAs and hibernates for 16 months in 80% new French oak. If you ever wanted a sip of quirky European winemaking in the heart of Napa Valley, look no further…
When founders Koerner and Joan Rombauer moved their two children, two horses and five dogs to Napa Valley in 1972, they arrived armed with an appreciation for the intimate relationship between food and wine. Stemming from Koerner’s great aunt Irma, his ancestry lies in the winegrowing region of Rheingau, Germany, where wine is considered an essential complement to a meal. Fully established in 1980, thirty-nine years later, the winery remains owned by second and third-generation members of the family. Our own James and Kevin found John - Rombauer's Export Manager at Prowein - arm in a sling after a fall and an entanglement with some barbed wire! It's fair to say these cooky winemakers have stories aplenty!