Rombauer Vineyards Carneros Chardonnay 2016

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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

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

Neal Ferry

Awesome

Awesome

9.2

Ali Jafari

Mother's Day dinner.

Mother's Day dinner.

9.4

Ali Jafari

Round 1 games.

Round 1 games.

9.5

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

Jody Scharf

Spot on chard.

Spot on chard.

9.2

Simon Weston

Good but I didn’t enjoy this 2016 as much as the 2015. Same lemon orange vanilla nose but on the palate its a little more acidic and oaky, less butter & less fruit with a crisp rather than creamy mouthfeel. Lets see how it is in a year.

Good but I didn’t enjoy this 2016 as much as the 2015. Same lemon orange vanilla nose but on the palate its a little more acidic and oaky, less butter & less fruit with a crisp rather than creamy mouthfeel. Lets see how it is in a year.

9.0

Alex Pettigrew

Drinking with @Gwenn Rosendale Excellent recommendation...would pair well with oysters

Drinking with @Gwenn Rosendale Excellent recommendation...would pair well with oysters

10

Kirk Feyereisen

My favorite accessible Chardonnay. Apologies to the oak haters.

My favorite accessible Chardonnay. Apologies to the oak haters.

9.1

Location

  • 2 New Montgomery St.
    San Francisco, CA 94105

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