Tasting Notes: Rombauer Vineyards was founded in 1982 by Koerner and Joan Rombauer. If the name sounds familiar it should: Great Aunt Irma wrote The Joy Of Cooking. This Zinfandel is sourced mainly from their El Dorado parcel, along with others. Eye: semi-opaque scarlet, with magenta pink rim. Nose: black currant jelly, blueberries, black cherry, vanilla, hint of tarragon. Palate: full, with ripe plums, dates, cherry cordial, dark chocolate. Tannins soft and integrated Discreetly powerful, it's as close to Port as you can get without it being Port. Pairs with ribs, teriyaki steaks, hard cheeses, and is an excellent match with dark chocolate ( the good stuff: 60-85% cacao). If you want a treat this Valentine's Day, grill the steaks and enjoy the wine but save the last glass for the dark chocolate. Perfect!
Price: $57.99 750 ml.
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