Rombauer Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.1701 ratings
8.943 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
M. Christopher Roebuck

Blue and black fruit with green bell pepper on the nose and palate, some green olive. A bit hot, alc needs more time to burn off, medium bodied, low acidity, medium tannins. Solid. But not completely balanced.

92 points

Blue and black fruit with green bell pepper on the nose and palate, some green olive. A bit hot, alc needs more time to burn off, medium bodied, low acidity, medium tannins. Solid. But not completely balanced.

92 points

Mar 6th, 2022
Jay Kline

This is a fastball straight down the middle of the plate. Popped and poured. On the nose, pipe tobacco, old leather shoe, dill, and green olives. On the palate, cassis, blackberry, and baking spice. The oak is integrating well...yet tannins are still pretty firm. Good acid. Long finish. Really great showing. I think these just need a little bottle age to become more interesting.

This is a fastball straight down the middle of the plate. Popped and poured. On the nose, pipe tobacco, old leather shoe, dill, and green olives. On the palate, cassis, blackberry, and baking spice. The oak is integrating well...yet tannins are still pretty firm. Good acid. Long finish. Really great showing. I think these just need a little bottle age to become more interesting.

Feb 17th, 2021
Jay Kline

I thought I would hate this and yet, this was actually a very pleasant surprise.

I thought I would hate this and yet, this was actually a very pleasant surprise.

Feb 26th, 2019
Michael Chelus

Blackberry, cassis, black cherry, raspberry, vanilla, eucalyptus, licorice and oak. Great structure and well-integrated tannins.

Blackberry, cassis, black cherry, raspberry, vanilla, eucalyptus, licorice and oak. Great structure and well-integrated tannins.

Sep 3rd, 2018
Chris McClellan

Blackberry, cassis, extremely fruit forward and jammy. High alcohol but needs more tannin to balance. Felt flabby and jammy liqueur. Tannins moderate at best. Middle was missing.

Blackberry, cassis, extremely fruit forward and jammy. High alcohol but needs more tannin to balance. Felt flabby and jammy liqueur. Tannins moderate at best. Middle was missing.

Feb 3rd, 2018
John LaCour

Great with a nice ribeye

Great with a nice ribeye

4 people found it helpfulJan 28th, 2014
Michael Chelus

Blackberry, cassis, raspberry preserves, mocha, vanilla, plum, oak and eucalyptus. Great structure and moderate tannins.

Blackberry, cassis, raspberry preserves, mocha, vanilla, plum, oak and eucalyptus. Great structure and moderate tannins.

2 people found it helpfulDec 30th, 2016
Charlie Beatty

Buyer wineworksonline.com

9.0

Solid 90 point wine. Good fruit with nice interplay of soft tannins and mouth feel. I think this is a great cab to drink over the short term. Drink now to 2017. CB 90

Solid 90 point wine. Good fruit with nice interplay of soft tannins and mouth feel. I think this is a great cab to drink over the short term. Drink now to 2017. CB 90

2 people found it helpfulFeb 2nd, 2016
Henry Domke

8.5 out of 10 for Henry
9.5 out of 10 for Lorna
We liked this full flavored fruity wine! However, it cost $29 for a half bottle and that is way too much.

8.5 out of 10 for Henry
9.5 out of 10 for Lorna
We liked this full flavored fruity wine! However, it cost $29 for a half bottle and that is way too much.

2 people found it helpfulOct 10th, 2014
Hector Casanova

Once in you let it breath, this Cabernet is spectacular! Great body and finish!

Once in you let it breath, this Cabernet is spectacular! Great body and finish!

1 person found it helpfulJan 29th, 2017