WINE REVIEW: Rombauer Vineyards 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley ($75)
by Andrew Chalk
Best known for the “definitive” oaky style of chardonnay, in recent years Rombauer has been headbanging with growers of other grapes. This is a very good wine, and reasonably priced (in Napa terms).
Appearance: Deeply intense ruby red.
Nose: Pronounced aromas with a ripe fruit quality. Blackberry, raspberry, tomato leaf, eucalyptus, thyme, black pepper, allspice.
Palate: Medium acid, medium-plus smooth tannins. Medium alcohol (it is actually higher than it registers). Full bodied. Pronounced flavors of blackberry, French oak, lead pencil, eucalyptus, mint with a medium-plus finish.
Ageabul, as the tannins will stay up while the palate flavors resolve.