Rombauer Chardonnay 2017
Not Vintage Specific
Item Number: 30365
Wine Spectator 90
A creamy and plush style, with plenty of pastry notes to the pear tart and baked apple flavors. Hints of nutmeg show on the broad finish. Drink now through 2022. 190,000 cases made.
Enticing aromas of vanilla, peach and mango are layered with apricots, creme brulee, butter and a slight minerality. Those scents are echoed as flavors on the creamy, rich palate, along with peach, pie crust and baking spices. The long, smooth finish is marked by mouthwatering acidity.
9 months in American and French oak. 1/3 new
The fruit for this wine comes from vineyards in the Carneros region owned by the Rombauer family and select growers including the Sangiacomo family, long-term grower partners who have farmed this land for three generations.
A wet winter with moderate rainfall, a mild spring and a warm summer created the ideal growing season. Very warm weather at the beginning of harvest accelerated the need to pick Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay in early September. Sustainable farming practices throughout the growing season were tailored to each block with the assistance of aerial photos produced using NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index) technology. The fruit was hand-picked at dawn and sorted in the vineyard.
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.
Our favorite Joy of Cooking® pairings* for this wine include Tuna-Avocado Burgers, Lobster Rolls and Fettuccine with Salmon and Asparagus.
Creamy and lush - Great for drinking on its own. Complex and flowery. Hoping it pairs well with swordfish
Posted by Robert on 4/28/19 [Verified]
The best. - Love this Chardonnay.
Posted by Martha on 4/2/19 [Verified]
Smooth and buttery! - This is my all time favorite Chardonnay! My go to celebration wine. If I can’t get this my next choice is LeCreme then LaPlaya...
Posted by Libbi on 4/1/19 [Verified]
Buttery and smooth
Posted by Patricia on 11/12/18 [Verified]
Sea food bisque - Delightful; really enjoyed it; goes very well with tomato based sea food bisque
Posted by H Rick on 1/9/19 [Verified]
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