Wilfred Wong 91
The 2021 Rombauer Vineyards Chardonnay deftly combines fruit, barrel, and acidity for a delicious wine. This wine shines with aromas and flavors of tropical fruit, oak notes, and tart apples. Enjoy it with grilled bone-in chicken thighs. July 18, 2022, San Francisco, CA
Ripe peach, citrus fruits, spice, and pie crust aromas all mingle and lift from the glass. The citrus supported by notes of apricot continues onto the palate which is concentrated with a rich, creamy middle palate, and strong supporting acidity. The finish is long and marked with hints of vanilla. This wine will continue to build richness as it ages in the bottle.
Aug. 30- Oct. 8, 2021
AVERAGE BRIX AT HARVEST
9 months in American and French oak barrels (30% new)
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When 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.