When the Rombauers moved to Napa Valley in 1972 they had no intention of starting a winery. They did, however, have a great appreciation for the role of wine in the fine dining experience. Koerner Rombauer's great aunt Irma Rombauer was author of the internationally renowned cookbook "The Joy of Cooking." It didn't take long in their new surroundings before they became fascinated with the wine industry and the Rombauer's became partners in Conn Creek Winery. In 1980 the Rombauers had become interested in making wine under their own label and started the Rombauer label.
Opening with a burst, this wine boasts aromas of blackberry and boysenberry jam. On the palate, rich, juicy fruit loaded with ripe wild berries, plum, fig and black cherry flavors. Supple tannins and smooth oak notes show in the lush, mouth-filling finish.
A few of the Rombauer's favorite pairings for this wine include braised short ribs over wild mushroom risotto, pizza, and pork tenderloin.