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Rombauer Chardonnay 2020
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Wilfred Wong 92
The 2020 Rombauer Vineyards Chardonnayone of America's most-heralded winescontinues its string of successes with its newly released vintage. TASTING NOTES: This wine shines with aromas and flavors of fragrant apple, a hint of flowers, and an elegant touch of oak. Enjoy its smooth palate ride with ginger and garlic-roasted Dungeness crab. Tasted: July 27, 2021, San Francisco, CA

Rombauer Vineyards began producing Chardonnay in 1982. In 1990, the Rombauer family made their first Chardonnay ... read more
This is a white wine
Item ID: #46075
Location at store:57d
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork

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Wilfred Wong 92
The 2020 Rombauer Vineyards Chardonnayone of America's most-heralded winescontinues its string of successes with its newly released vintage. TASTING NOTES: This wine shines with aromas and flavors of fragrant apple, a hint of flowers, and an elegant touch of oak. Enjoy its smooth palate ride with ginger and garlic-roasted Dungeness crab. Tasted: July 27, 2021, San Francisco, CA

Rombauer Vineyards began producing Chardonnay in 1982. In 1990, the Rombauer family made their first Chardonnay from the Carneros region, where the San Pablo Bay meets the southern end of Napa and Sonoma valleys. There, the cool climate and clay soils offer ideal conditions for growing superior Chardonnay with the Rombauer hallmarks intense fruit flavors balanced by fresh acidity.

VINEYARDS
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.

WINEGROWING
2020 started with a mild spring, giving us an early start to the growing season and a harvest which started on the early
side. Throughout the year, we used aerial photos produced using NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index) technology to
tailor sustainable farming practices specific to each vineyard block. We harvested our Chardonnay at night, preserving its bright acidity which developed over the season.

WINEMAKING
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 fermentations. The lees were stirred every two weeks to give the wine rich flavors and a creamy texture.

TASTING NOTES
On the nose, beautiful aromas of ripe yellow peach, meyer lemon, and chamomile mingle together with hints of clove and
vanilla. The peach, lemon, and vanilla spices continue onto the palate which is rich and concentrated, the flavors blending
seamlessly supported by a creamy round mouthfeel. The lush back palate is lifted by both sweet fruit flavors and balanced
acidity, ending with a lingering finish that will leave you wanting another sip.

FOOD PAIRINGS
Our favorite Joy of Cooking pairings* for this wine include Tuna-Avocado Burgers, Lobster Rolls and Fettuccine with Salmon
and Asparagus.

RELEASE DATE August 2021
APPELLATION Carneros
VARIETAL COMPOSITION 100% Chardonnay
HARVESTED Aug. 19-Sept. 22, 2020
AVERAGE BRIX AT HARVEST 23.7
COOPERAGE 9 months in American and French oak barrels (1/3 new)
ALCOHOL 14.5%

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RombauerWhen founders Koerner and Joan Rombauer moved their two children, two horses and five dogs to Napa Valley in 1972, they arrived armed with an appreciation for the intimate relationship between food and wine. Their appreciation stemmed from Koerner'’s great aunt Irma Rombauer having authored internationally renowned cookbook the Joy of Cooking and his ancestors originating from the winegrowing region of Rheingau, Germany, where wine is considered an essential complement to a meal.

Appreciation bred passion, and Rombauer Vineyards was established in 1980. Thirty-five years later, the winery remains owned and operated by first-, second- and third-generation members of the family.

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