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Rombauer Vineyards Chardonnay Carneros
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Wine Details

Varietal

Chardonnay

Style

White

Wine Description

(From 2014 Vintage) The grapes were gently whole-cluster pressed while the fruit was still cool. The juice was pumped to tank to cold-settle overnight before it was racked to barrel for primary and malolactic fermentation. The lees were stirred every two weeks to give the wine rich flavors and a creamy texture. The barrels best exhibiting the Home Ranch character were selected for this wine. Production was limited to 125 cases.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2014 Vintage) Juicy peaches, pineapple and citrus greet the nose, followed by vanilla and toasty oak. Ripe tropical fruit, pear and apple flood the lush, silky palate. Soft spice, vanilla and nectarines mark the lengthy finish, and fresh, mouthwatering acidity leaves you longing for another glass.

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Buyer
    (From 2009 Vintage) Rombauer Vineyards' 2006 Carneros Chardonnay is rich and full-bodied with peach, apple, and mango aromas and flavors. The creamy texture of asian pears and peaches glides across the palate and the light oak tones highlight the wine's complex and lingering finish.
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 2006 Vintage) This creamy, oak-sweetened wine displays plenty of appley fruit by way of attractive varietal character and sports a racy touch of balancing acidity that keeps it light on its feet and refreshingly vital. It will succeed equally well as a partner to richer chicken dishes as it does to broiled or grilled fish, and it is perfectly suited to near-term enjoyment.
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1995 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 02/28/97.
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1999 Vintage)
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1994 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/31/95