Rombauer Vineyards Carneros Chardonnay 2016

$36.99

CA's most popular Chardonnay                             New Rombauer 2016 Chardonnay Carneros now available!   Rombauer Vineyards' 2016 Carneros Chardonnay has enticing aromas of bright citrus and melon are layered with spice, vanilla and a touch of butter. Vibrant flavors of mango and guava meld with vanilla and soft spice on the creamy, rich palate. The finish is juicy and satisfying with refreshing acidity that makes you crave another sip True Chardonnay fans have Rombauer at the top of their list year in and year out. The new release of the Rombauer Carneros Chardonnay is golden yellow color with a pale hue. Seductive aromas of peach, melon, and citrus are balanced with honeysuckle and vanilla. On the palate, flavors of pears, peaches and melons are backed with lively acidity. A nice touch of vanilla-scented oak provides an added flavor dimension. The creamy palate has a lingering finish of melon and citrus fruit with a satisfying buttery complexity.  Our favorite pairing for this wine includes scallops in a cream sauce, pasta carbonara, chicken risotto and Cornish game hen.  Harvested at 25 Brix.

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Sipping Fine Wine Delectable Pro

Rombauer Vineyards was founded in 1982 by Koerner and Joan Rombauer and sits on a tree covered knoll overlooking the Napa Valley. The winery features caves that extend for over a mile into the hillside. Golden straw with aromas of stone and tropical fruit with sweet oak spice scents. On the palate peach, melon and apple, with soft vanilla spice, rich & creamy. Lingering smooth finish, well balanced ending with mineral notes.

Rombauer Vineyards was founded in 1982 by Koerner and Joan Rombauer and sits on a tree covered knoll overlooking the Napa Valley. The winery features caves that extend for over a mile into the hillside. Golden straw with aromas of stone and tropical fruit with sweet oak spice scents. On the palate peach, melon and apple, with soft vanilla spice, rich & creamy. Lingering smooth finish, well balanced ending with mineral notes.

9.3

Jay Kline Delectable Pro

Round and loaded with tropical fruit. If you love this style of Chardonnay, this is your wine.

Round and loaded with tropical fruit. If you love this style of Chardonnay, this is your wine.

8.7

Carl Fischer Delectable Pro

I used to drink this by the barrel back in the day. Still a heavy, oaky, buttery and polarizing Cali Chardonnay. I appreciate the consistency when everyone else is going in an opposite direction with Chards. Banana baby food was how someone described it...I actually kind of liked it. And a ‘16!

I used to drink this by the barrel back in the day. Still a heavy, oaky, buttery and polarizing Cali Chardonnay. I appreciate the consistency when everyone else is going in an opposite direction with Chards. Banana baby food was how someone described it...I actually kind of liked it. And a ‘16!

8.9

Alise Roberts

The winner of the Rainy Week Wine Awards is... the 2016 Rombauer Chardonnay! Oh my, this is extra big on pear and peach with just the right creaminess in mid palate. Perfectly balanced with acidity to make this my yum yum of the year. Okay, okay. So there’s no such thing as the Rainy Week Wine Awards. But I needed to create some excitement for returning from 80 degree Maui to 50 degree Seattle rain. And in all seriousness, get yourself a bottle of the 2016. It was harvested earlier than usual so it’s extra lush. Buy it! You won’t be sorry.

The winner of the Rainy Week Wine Awards is... the 2016 Rombauer Chardonnay! Oh my, this is extra big on pear and peach with just the right creaminess in mid palate. Perfectly balanced with acidity to make this my yum yum of the year. Okay, okay. So there’s no such thing as the Rainy Week Wine Awards. But I needed to create some excitement for returning from 80 degree Maui to 50 degree Seattle rain. And in all seriousness, get yourself a bottle of the 2016. It was harvested earlier than usual so it’s extra lush. Buy it! You won’t be sorry.

10

Daniel P. Drake Delectable Pro

The wine I have opened tonight is the 2016 Rombauer Caneros Chardonnay. I have been curious about this wine because of all the talk a out being very buttery. I figured I would finally try it myself to see. The nose is very pleasant with full aromas of lemon, pear, beeswax, butter, vanilla, minerality and oak. The first sip is explosive with lemon, lemon peel, melon, apricot, creamy mid palate and as it gets deep into the mid palate on to the finish it is heavily oaked that over powers the rest, then at the finish the minerality hits with flint rock. The wine is medium bodied that is creamy with medium to + acidity that does leave your mouth watering. The oak is just to over powering for my palate. Enjoy your holiday weekend drink responsibly and be safe. Nostrovia!

The wine I have opened tonight is the 2016 Rombauer Caneros Chardonnay. I have been curious about this wine because of all the talk a out being very buttery. I figured I would finally try it myself to see. The nose is very pleasant with full aromas of lemon, pear, beeswax, butter, vanilla, minerality and oak. The first sip is explosive with lemon, lemon peel, melon, apricot, creamy mid palate and as it gets deep into the mid palate on to the finish it is heavily oaked that over powers the rest, then at the finish the minerality hits with flint rock. The wine is medium bodied that is creamy with medium to + acidity that does leave your mouth watering. The oak is just to over powering for my palate. Enjoy your holiday weekend drink responsibly and be safe. Nostrovia!

8.5

Simon Weston

Dark yellow color. Lemon, vanilla and spice nose. Brown sugar, spice and tropical fruit to taste with some oak and acidity. Very full and rich chardonnay.

Dark yellow color. Lemon, vanilla and spice nose. Brown sugar, spice and tropical fruit to taste with some oak and acidity. Very full and rich chardonnay.

9.0

Jody Scharf

Buttery Ree Ree. A hint of lemon.

Buttery Ree Ree. A hint of lemon.

9.0

Stuart Scheff

Tropical fruit stone wash and fabulousness. Perfect for poolside in FLA

Tropical fruit stone wash and fabulousness. Perfect for poolside in FLA

9.1

Lisa McKinnon

Full bodied; strong nose; fruit forward. Some citrus on the front end; apple, honey finish. Great with scallops and chicken.

Full bodied; strong nose; fruit forward. Some citrus on the front end; apple, honey finish. Great with scallops and chicken.

9.1

Lawrence Bernstein

Lots of rich creamy fruit. Very lush. 89 - 90

Lots of rich creamy fruit. Very lush. 89 - 90

9.1

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