Rombauer Vineyards 2017 'Twin Rivers' Zinfandel, El Dorado

Rombauer Vineyards 2017 'Twin Rivers' Zinfandel, El Dorado

Item Number: 13724

UPC: None

Country: USA
Region: California
Sub Region: Sierra Foothills
Appellation/AVA: El Dorado
Vineyard Designation: El Dorado Vineyard
Vintage: 2017
Grape(s): 85% Zinfandel / 15% Petite Sirah
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 6
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 15.9
Soil Type: Sandy
Elevation: 1,650 feet

Spanish for “the gold,” El Dorado Vineyard sits not far from where the precious metal was first discovered in California. As the state’s early pioneers coveted gold, Koerner Rombauer so prized the Zinfandel from this site, he could not resist when the chance to buy the vineyard arose in 2010. This marks the fourth vintage of El Dorado Zinfandel under the Rombauer family’s ownership.

Vintage Notes: El Dorado Vineyard is situated 1,650 feet above sea level in the Sierra Foothills. Its sandy soils, complex topography and high elevation are ideal for Zinfandel, bringing warm days and cool night air.

Vineyard Notes: El Dorado Vineyard is situated 1,650 feet above sea level in the Sierra Foothills. Its sandy soils, complex topography and high elevation are ideal for Zinfandel, bringing warm days and cool night air. The vineyard is Fish Friendly Farming Certified. Sustainable farming practices were tailored to each block with the assistance of NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index) technology.

Winemaking Notes: All fruit was hand-picked at night and sorted in the vineyard, then transported by refrigerated trucks to the Rombauer winery in Napa Valley. The grapes were carefully destemmed and optically sorted to ensure only perfect fruit made it into the wine. A cold soak extracted color and flavor before primary fermentation began in tank. The wine was gently basket-pressed, then racked to French and American oak barrels to finish primary fermentation, malolactic fermentation and a 15 month aging.

Tasting Notes: This wine is ruby red with a bright hue, and aromas of red berries and mountain berries mixed with brown sugar, tobacco and a hint of violet. On the palate, it’s expansive and dense with flavors of plums, raspberry, blackberry jam, vanilla and dried florals. The finish builds and lingers on and on.