Saturday, January 09, 2010
Rombauer Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Wine Review (NW)
Red berries, cherry, and spice on the nose
Full bodied with firm texture on the palate
Moderately tannic finish with red fruit, eucalyptus, and cedar
I like the aroma and flavor of this wine, with a nice cedar backbone and layers of red fruit. However, it's a little rough and tannic. This may be something that works itself out with some more time in the bottle, and in fact, the winemaker suggests as much on the Rombauer website.
I've always enjoyed the wines from Rombauer and this one was a crowd pleaser at a recent business dinner. I paid $80 at the restaurant and it carries a retail price of around $40. Raise a glass!