90pts Wilfred Wong
The 2016 Rombauer Vineyards Merlot is true-to-type. This wine is stylish, well-built, and impeccably balanced. Its energetic aromas and flavors of red cherries and underlying notes oak should pair it well with grilled veal chops. (Tasted: March 13, 2018, San Francisco, CA)
90pts James Suckling
Lots of violets and dark berries with some flowers. Medium to full body. Round and soft tannins. Very attractive merlot for current drinking. Drink now.
Aromas of fresh, ripe blueberries, ripe plum, and black currant intertwine with notes of cedar, vanilla, and pie crust. This medium-bodied wine is plush with flavors of plums, blueberries, and figs up front, leading to juicy red fruit on the mid-palate. Delicious now, its depth and structure provide long cellaring potential.