Rombauer Vineyards Adds Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir to its Premium Portfolio
"For many years, our customers have encouraged us to produce a Pinot Noir, and we love the varietal ourselves," said Bob Knebel, President and CEO. "With so many beautiful regions to source from, we took our time to decide where the best fruit was grown to produce the style of wine our customers enjoy. We ultimately selected the exceptional Santa Lucia Highlands, and we are delighted to present our inaugural vintage to the world."
Rombauer partnered with renowned Pinot Noir winemaker Adam Lee, who also helped source wine grapes of the highest quality from this extraordinary Pinot Noir growing region. Rombauer worked with several iconic vineyards that represent the best of the appellation, including locations owned by the Franscioni and Pisoni families, known to produce legendary wines.
"Working with a Pinot Noir expert like Adam Lee helped to ensure we were crafting the best wine for our devoted following," shared Rombauer Vineyards Vice President of Viticulture and Winemaking, Richie Allen. "Our 2021 Rombauer Pinot Noir is rich and silky, with vibrant red fruit flavors, subtle notes of earthiness and warm spice. We can't wait for our customers to taste it."
This marks the first portfolio expansion since the iconic Chardonnay producer added Sauvignon Blanc in 2014. Rombauer Pinot Noir will be available for purchase online beginning March 31.