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Rombauer Chardonnay 750ml

Product Details:

Critic Score
90/100
Blend
Chardonnay
User Rating
4.7 Stars
Producer
Rombauer Vineyards
Alcohol %
14%
Pair With
Mushrooms
Size
750ml
Region
Los Carneros, USA
Awards
Dan Berger's International Wine Competition, 2017: Silver The TEXSOM International Wine Awards, 2017: Silver Dan Berger's International Wine Competition, 2016: Silver The TEXSOM International Wine Awards, 2016: Bronze The TEXSOM International Wine Awards, 2015: Bronze
Critic Scores & User Ratings are based on an aggregated international Global Wine Score (GWS).
Rombauer Chardonnay 750ml - Item Code: 05920

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Discover the popular Rombauer Chardonnay and have it delivered to your door today. Rombauer Chardonnay is produced in Los Carneros, USA. Rombauer Chardonnay has an alcohol content (ABV) of 14%. We recommend to pair it with mushrooms.

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Critical Acclaim

90
Wilfred Wong
The Rombauer Vineyards Chardonnay is one of the most consistent wines to be found. The 2018 vintage stays true-to-form. TASTING NOTES: This wine is attractive, classy, and has a soft touch on its crisp finish. Its time-honored aromas and flavors of ripe apples, a hint of peach fuzz, and a suggestion of minerality make it a perfect first-course wine. (Tasted: August 2, 2019, San Francisco, CA)

Discover Chardonnay Wines

Chardonnay is a white wine grape variety with green skin that is utilized in the manufacture of white wine. The grape variety was developed in the Burgundy wine area of eastern France, but it is now planted all over the world, from England to New Zealand, where wine is made. Growing Chardonnay is seen as a "rite of passage" and an easy way to get into the worldwide wine market for new and expanding wine areas.

The Chardonnay grape itself is flavorless, with many of the notes that are popularly associated with the wine acquired from factors such as terroir and oak aging. It is vinified in a variety of styles, ranging from the lean, crisply mineral wines of Chablis, France, to the oaky, tropical fruit-flavored wines of the New World. With a medium to light body, prominent acidity, and flavors of green plum, apple, and pear, Chardonnay wines produced in chilly regions (such as Chablis and the Carneros AVA of California) tend to be medium to light in body with obvious acidity and notes of green plum, apple, and pear. Temperature-dependent flavors (such as those found in the Adelaide Hills and Mornington Peninsula in Australia, as well as the Gisborne and Marlborough region of New Zealand) become more prominent in warmer climates, while in extremely warm climates (such as the Central Coast AVA of California), fig and tropical fruit notes such as banana and mango become more prominent. Wines that have undergone malolactic fermentation feature softer acidity and fruit aromas, as well as a buttery texture and hints of hazelnut.

Chardonnay is a key component of numerous sparkling wines across the world, notably Champagne and Franciacorta in Italy, which are both made from the grape.

The popularity of Chardonnay reached its zenith in the late 1980s, only to be followed by a backlash among wine aficionados who considered the grape as a major negative component of the globalization of wine. With 210,000 hectares (520,000 acres) of land under cultivation globally, it is the second most extensively planted white wine grape variety after Airén, and the fifth most extensively planted of all wine grape kinds.

Chardonnay is a versatile grape that can be used to produce practically every type of wine, from dry still wines to sparkling wines to sweet late harvest wines and even botrytized wines (though its susceptibility to other less favorable rot makes these wines rarer). The usage of malolactic fermentation and the amount of oak influence utilized in the production of a Chardonnay wine are the two winemaking decisions that have the most impact on the ultimate outcome of a Chardonnay wine. Malolactic fermentation (also known as MLF) occurs when the harsher malic acid is changed into the softer lactic acid and diacetyl, which results in the characteristic ""buttery-ness"" associated with particular Chardonnay varietals. The wines that do not go through MLF will have more green (unripe) apple tastes than those that do go through MLF. Oak can be incorporated during the fermentation process or after the fermentation process in the form of barrel aging. Depending on the quantity of charring that was applied to the wood, this might impart a "tastiness" and tastes to the wine that many wine consumers mistake for characteristics of the grape variety itself. Caramel, cream, smoke, spice, coconut, cinnamon, cloves, and vanilla are just a few of the tastes that may be found.

About the Producer: Rombauer Vineyards

Rombauer Vineyards was founded in 1980 in Napa Valley by Joan and Körner Rombauer. The first grape varieties were grown in vineyards in the Stags Leap district, and the wine was produced in the Shafer vineyards as well as in Koerner's own garage. Today, Rombauer produces wines from the estate and vineyards, mainly from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petite Syrah, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Zinfandel. In 1982, the Rombauers built their own winery near the family estate in the hills of St. Helena. In the same year, they crushed their first Chardonnay grapes, and for the next 15 years, the winery served as a launching pad for many of today's most famous producers, including Spottswood, Dominus and Merryvale. Until the late 1980s, all the grapes used to make Rombauer wine came from vineyards located in the Napa and Sonoma valleys, as well as in Carneros. In 1988, Rombauer acquired his first vineyard in the Serra de Santa Helena, close to the winery. Named Joan Vineyard in honor of its founder, it contained the old Zinfandel vineyards as well as some of the Petit Syrah plantations. In 2002, the Buchley Station vineyard in Carneros was added to the portfolio and planted with Merlot and Chardonnay. In 2013, Rombauer owned vineyards in Atlas Peak, St. Helena, Calistoga, Sierra Foothills, Sonoma and Carneros. Rombauer still collects grapes from California vineyards. Today, Rombauer produces a wide range of wines, from individual vineyard varieties to regional combinations. The portfolio includes three styles of dessert wine - late harvest Chardonnay, fortified Zinfandel and fortified blend of five varieties rarely found outside Portugal: Sousao, Alvarelhao, Turiga Nacional, Tinta Cao and Bastardo. Joan Rombauer, who was also a national citizen. Stag's Leap Wine Cellars sales director for 12 years died of pancreatic cancer in 2002, and Kerner, a former California National Guard pilot and commercial pilot, died in 2018. The winery is currently controlled by the daughter and son of Sheana and by KR Rombauer.

Review Highlights - Rombauer Chardonnay 750ml

4.7 / 5
131 Total reviews
91% Would order again
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    Their store is branded differently than this website, but it’s the same shop. Very good range, plenty to choose from.

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