Dante Robere was one of our Livermore Valley discoveries a few years ago. We joined their wine club for a few years, then noticed that they were heading in a direction that was not suitable for us. Nevertheless, Dan Rosenberg and Bob Bossi continue to make excellent wine.
Last night we opened a bottle of their 2012 Roberitage. This is a 50-50 blend of cabernet sauvignon and syrah. And it sure is good. The spice and tannins from the syrah balance the elegance of the cab. Aromas of black cherries, huckleberry and a hint of licorice. On the palate smooth tannins, a hint of spice, and flavors of dark fruit. If you have a bottle or two, hold on to it for another year. It will only get better.
This wine is out of stock at the winery. And they have sold out their 2013 vintage. If you find a retailer that has either in stock, please let us know.