Rombauer Vineyards

Carneros Chardonnay

9.21714 ratings
8.770 pro ratings
Carneros, North Coast, California, USA
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
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Jay Kline

Thanks Neal!

Thanks Neal!

Sep 21st, 2017
Christopher Olin

cougar bait

cougar bait

20 people found it helpfulNov 9th, 2014
Nicole Graceffa

Amazing. The best Chardonnay I've ever had!

Amazing. The best Chardonnay I've ever had!

12 people found it helpfulJul 27th, 2014
Tim Schroeder

Very buttery.

Very buttery.

11 people found it helpfulApr 28th, 2014
Magnavita Cellars

What more can be said about this? Classic California Chardonnay. Bright yellow with a pronounced tropical & buttery nose. There was an ever so slight a bit of pettiance when first opened & On the palate the wood tannins are a bit assertive when served cold, but as this warmed up, it grew more lush & decadent with notes of clove & coconut. A slight touch of acid & a creamy round finish close it out. Dependable.

What more can be said about this? Classic California Chardonnay. Bright yellow with a pronounced tropical & buttery nose. There was an ever so slight a bit of pettiance when first opened & On the palate the wood tannins are a bit assertive when served cold, but as this warmed up, it grew more lush & decadent with notes of clove & coconut. A slight touch of acid & a creamy round finish close it out. Dependable.

11 people found it helpfulMar 10th, 2014
Elizabeth Vegter

THE wine to express what a beautiful California "Butter-Chardonnay" is. There is no other wine like it and there is no such thing as a "baby Rombauer". The 2013 is true to their gold standard wine.

THE wine to express what a beautiful California "Butter-Chardonnay" is. There is no other wine like it and there is no such thing as a "baby Rombauer". The 2013 is true to their gold standard wine.

4 people found it helpfulJul 14th, 2015
Ryan Flinn

What can I say my mom loves buttery Chardonnay. Special treat for her.

What can I say my mom loves buttery Chardonnay. Special treat for her.

3 people found it helpfulJul 1st, 2014
Tom Higgins

Owner/Winemaker Heart & Hands Wine Company

6.6

Vanilla bomb. Super woody and oaky with a ton of smoke. This is the stereotypical Cali chard with a little RS on the finish.

Vanilla bomb. Super woody and oaky with a ton of smoke. This is the stereotypical Cali chard with a little RS on the finish.

2 people found it helpfulNov 16th, 2014
Daniel P. Drake

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! 🍷🍷

1 person found it helpfulSep 3rd, 2017
Geoff Troup

Sales Eder Brothers, Cellar Fine Wines

8.3

Such a massive presence. Oily, fat texture, huge oak and cream. No restraint or subtlety at all, for better or worse.

Such a massive presence. Oily, fat texture, huge oak and cream. No restraint or subtlety at all, for better or worse.

1 person found it helpfulJul 16th, 2017