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Rombauer Merlot Napa Valley 2021

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    Vintage: 2021
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      Rombauer Merlot Napa Valley 2021 is a testament to the winery’s dedication to crafting exceptional Merlot since its first vintage in 1983. Nestled in the heart of the Napa Valley, Rombauer Vineyards has perfected the art of producing Merlot that reflects the unique characteristics of the region, particularly the Napa side of Carneros. This area, known for its clay soils akin to Bordeaux’s right bank, coupled with a cool climate, provides the ideal conditions for growing Merlot grapes that retain their natural acidity while gradually developing rich flavors and tannins.

      The 2021 vintage was harvested between September 22nd and October 9th, under optimal conditions. The winery’s commitment to sustainable farming practices, tailored to each vineyard block with the help of advanced NDVI technology, ensured the grapes reached perfect ripeness. The winemaking process, which included careful destemming, optical sorting, a cold soak for color and flavor extraction, and a combination of tank and barrel fermentation, resulted in a wine of unparalleled quality and texture. The Rombauer Merlot Napa Valley 2021 was then aged for 15 months in French oak barrels (45% new), undergoing malolactic fermentation to enhance its complexity and smoothness.

      This wine is a blend of 89% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 2% Petite Verdot, offering a rich palette of flavors and aromas. Upon pouring, you’ll notice its deep ruby color, inviting you to discover its layered bouquet. The nose is greeted with enticing aromas of ripe plums, black cherries, and a hint of mocha, alluding to the complexity that unfolds on the palate. Tasting the Rombauer Merlot Napa Valley 2021 reveals a luscious blend of dark fruit flavors, including blackberry and blueberry, complemented by subtle notes of vanilla and spice from its time in French oak. The wine’s texture is velvety, with a richness that doesn’t weigh down the palate, leading to a long, satisfying finish.

      The Rombauer Vineyards, and particularly their Merlot, have garnered critical acclaim for their consistent quality and expression of terroir. Although specific acclaims for the 2021 vintage weren’t mentioned, previous vintages, such as the Rombauer Merlot 2019 and Rombauer Merlot 2018, have set a high bar for quality, showcasing the winery’s ability to adapt and excel across different growing seasons. Rombauer Winery in Plymouth, along with their Napa Valley operations, reflects the family’s commitment to excellence in winemaking, a tradition that continues to earn them a place among Napa Valley’s esteemed producers.

      In summary, the Rombauer Merlot Napa Valley 2021 is more than just a wine; it’s a celebration of the winery’s passion for Merlot, showcasing the best of what Napa Valley has to offer. Its complex aromas, rich flavors, and elegant finish make it an excellent choice for any occasion, whether enjoying a quiet evening at home or celebrating with friends and family. Rombauer Vineyards continues to prove that with careful vineyard management, thoughtful winemaking practices, and a dedication to quality, exceptional wines that reflect the beauty and diversity of Napa Valley can be produced year after year.

      19 reviews for Rombauer Merlot Napa Valley 2021

      1. Robert Rivera

        The napa valley merlot from Rombauer winery plymouth is truly a gem. The unique blend of vanilla and leather flavors is exceptional.

      2. Andrew Pyles

        The Rombauer Merlot Napa has an enticing taste. The subtle notes of violet and butter add a smooth finish.

      3. Richard Livesey

        The Merlot grapes from rombauer vineyards are a sensory delight. The pomegranate and minerals flavors are truly refreshing.

      4. James Perras

        Rombauer Merlot Napa Valley 2021 is a gem. The raisin and cassis flavors create a perfect blend for a relaxing evening.

      5. Rena Williams

        The napa valley merlot from rombauer winery plymouth is sublime. The smoke and strawberry flavors are a beautiful contradiction.

      6. Rebecca Jackson

        The Rombauer Merlot Napa is a revelation. It’s rich with black fruit and blackcurrant flavors making it a perfect companion for a hearty meal.

      7. June Garcia

        Just tried the Rombauer Merlot Napa Valley 2021, and wow! The intense flavors of blackberry and cherry are unforgettable.

      8. Eric Rymer

        The Rombauer Merlot Napa is an absolute treat. The plum and oak flavors are balanced perfectly, creating an unforgettable taste.

      9. Sharon Peterson

        Rombauer Merlot Napa is a delight. The rich notes of black cherry and chocolate blend so well, it’s a sensory delight.

      10. Jay Betschart

        The Merlot grapes from rombauer vineyards are exceptional. The jam and baking spice flavors are a delightful surprise.

      11. Jennifer Robison

        Rombauer Merlot Napa Valley 2021 is a standout. The red cherry and mint flavors create a refreshing blend.

      12. Ruth Blevins

        Rombauer Merlot Napa Valley 2021 is a masterpiece. Its earthy taste with a hint of tobacco is just the right blend for a quiet evening.

      13. Veronica Blakeman

        Had the Rombauer Merlot and it’s a treat! The subtle undertones of raspberry and pepper add a surprising twist.

      14. Frieda Kingore

        Recently tasted the Merlot grapes from Rombauer vineyards. The oak and dark fruit flavors are incredibly balanced.

      15. Mary Wilson

        The winemaker Richie Allen has done a marvel with Rombauer Merlot. The cedar and red fruit notes are so refreshing.

      16. James Holloway

        Rombauer Merlot is a must-try. The unique mocha and licorice flavors are truly captivating.

      17. Frances Santos

        The napa valley merlot from Rombauer winery plymouth is a delight. The boysenberry and cola notes add a playful twist.

      18. Ann Sandoval

        Winemaker Richie Allen’s Rombauer Merlot is a masterpiece. The cream and cheese flavors are a delightful surprise.

      19. Hien Hazelwood

        The Rombauer Merlot is a symphony of flavors. The cocoa and cinnamon notes create a warm, inviting palate.

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      Is Rombauer Merlot good?

      Yes, Rombauer Merlot is highly regarded for its quality and taste. It offers a rich tapestry of dark fruit flavors, complemented by notes of vanilla and spice from its aging in French oak. Its velvety texture and elegant finish make it a favorite among wine enthusiasts seeking a premium Merlot experience.

      What Napa vineyard is best known for its Merlot?

      Napa Valley is widely acclaimed for its Merlot, earning a reputation as one of the best producers of this varietal. It is known for creating complex, beautifully balanced Merlots with rich fruit flavors and a silky texture.

      Is Rombauer in Napa or Sonoma?

      Rombauer Vineyards is primarily located in Napa Valley, renowned for its exceptional range of wines, including Chardonnay, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon. While best known for its Napa presence, Rombauer also sources grapes from select vineyards in Sonoma County, enhancing the diversity and complexity of their wines.

      What wine is Rombauer known for?

      Rombauer Vineyards is best known for its Chardonnay, which has become synonymous with the winery's reputation for excellence. Their Chardonnay, celebrated for its rich, buttery profile and complex fruit flavors, has garnered a loyal following and critical acclaim, making it a flagship offering of the Rombauer wine portfolio.

      What does Rombauer Merlot Napa Valley 2021 taste like?


      Light
      Bold
      Smooth
      Tannic
      Dry
      Sweet
      Soft
      Acidic
      Earthy Flavors of the wine

      leather, earthy, cocoa

      Red Fruit flavors of the wine

      cherry, raspberry, red fruit

      Oaky Flavors of the wine

      oak, vanilla, chocolate

      apple, stone fruit, melon

      Black Fruit Flavors of the wine

      plum, blackberry, black cherry

      Aromas and Flavors of Spices in the wine

      pepper, cinnamon, mint

      Citrus notes found in the wine

      orange, orange peel, mandarin orange

      cream, cheese, oil

      Vegetal notes found in the wine

      bell pepper, chard, rhubarb

      raisin, fig, prune

      Floral aromas found in the wine

      violet, lavender, lilac

      Food Pairing with Rombauer Merlot Napa Valley 2021

      Our wine experts think this Red Wine Rombauer Merlot Napa Valley 2021 wine would be a match made in heaven with these dishes. Bon appétit!

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