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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

"Rombauer Vineyards' Carneros Chardonnay has earned a reputation for being the benchmark California Chardonnay and the 2008 vintage continues that tradition. Delicious with intense pear, pineapple and tropical fruits, balanced with creamy, toasted vanilla. Refined acidity and hints of apple linger on the finish. Our favorite pairing for this wine includes grilled salmon or chicken with mango salsa, seafood pasta, crab cakes and arugula salad." -Winery

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    fantastic, great nose, buttery, silky smooth, w or w/o food

    over 5 years
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    buttery and beautiful.

    almost 3 years
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    dinner with Morgan Stanley-petersons 9.28.10

    almost 6 years
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    preferido de Tom lo tomamos en Hawaii

    over 5 years
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    Full Bodied, Creamy, Buttery, Velvety

    over 5 years
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    jssmall

    My favorite Chardonnay I love it!!

    over 1 year
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    wonderfully smooth and delicious

    almost 6 years
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    had it at 801

    about 6 years
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