Rombauer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Dark plum color with a hue of crimson red. An opulent bouquet of blackberry, red currant, plum, and dark cherry fruit emerge from the glass. Blackcurrant, cherry, and spice intertwine for an exceptionally balanced palate. Smooth tannins help build depth on the back palate for a lengthy finish, rich with creamy vanilla and blackberry. Rombauer's favorite "Joy of Cooking" pairings for this wine include grilled filet mignon and sauteed spinach, marinated flank steak and summer squash, or soft artisan cheeses.
The Rombauer family winery, founded in 1980, is located on the northeastern edge of the valley on a secluded tree-covered knoll overlooking the Napa Valley. Their philosophy of winemaking is exemplified by their vineyard selections and limited production. This policy allows them to offer wines of consistently high quality as a complement to fine foods and life's pleasures. Another philosophy, but one of wine and food called "The Joy of Wine," goes back to Koerner Rombauer's ancestors from the winegrowing region of Reingau, Germany, where wine is considered an essential complement to a meal. "The Joy of Wine" is about pairing, whether it's with great food or great company, and is a direct connection to "The Joy of Cooking," written by Koerner's great aunt, Irma Rombauer.