Rombauer Vineyards

Carneros Chardonnay

9.1445 ratings
8.918 pro ratings
Carneros, North Coast, California, USA
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Christopher Olin

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22 people found it helpfulNov 9th, 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.

5 people found it helpfulJul 14th, 2015
Bob Bryden

Founder The Lake Sommelier, LLC, Author Wine Talk

9.0

Grilled shrimp, fresh corn, smoked Alaskan Salmon with family------and 2013 Rombauer under a full moon on the lake. Perfect setting, perfect wine.

Grilled shrimp, fresh corn, smoked Alaskan Salmon with family------and 2013 Rombauer under a full moon on the lake. Perfect setting, perfect wine.

1 person found it helpfulJul 2nd, 2015
Marshall Todd Herron DPM

Welcome to my review. Today we are drinking a chardonnay by Rombauer. I am used to drinking their cabs but not their chards. The boquet is greatfruit and pears. The initial palate is wonderful. Smooth creamy butter and beautiful crisp green apple finish. I can almost taste the grape in this wine... It does not have that traditional sharp Chard tongue squeezing chard finish. Very mild! Very good cold and served atbthe dock on a sunny hot day. I twist on your regular chardonnay.

Welcome to my review. Today we are drinking a chardonnay by Rombauer. I am used to drinking their cabs but not their chards. The boquet is greatfruit and pears. The initial palate is wonderful. Smooth creamy butter and beautiful crisp green apple finish. I can almost taste the grape in this wine... It does not have that traditional sharp Chard tongue squeezing chard finish. Very mild! Very good cold and served atbthe dock on a sunny hot day. I twist on your regular chardonnay.

1 person found it helpfulJul 2nd, 2015
Christanna Honer

No Orville Redenbacher Movie Theater to see here, folks. Caramelized apple w/ crumble topping, poached pear, sweet Meyer lemon, Creme anglaise, and dare I say a little fresh linen/mineral on the nose? Palate is creamy but with a medley of fruit, buttered, grilled pineapple, Key lime pie, and bruleed sugar. High alcohol always off-putting in these chards as is the RS, but otherwise this is actually pretty tasty and well-made for the style. Cougarin out. I'm sure all my somm friends will judge--oh well!

Addendum: okay started to get more buttery as it warmed up. Heavy on the finish.

No Orville Redenbacher Movie Theater to see here, folks. Caramelized apple w/ crumble topping, poached pear, sweet Meyer lemon, Creme anglaise, and dare I say a little fresh linen/mineral on the nose? Palate is creamy but with a medley of fruit, buttered, grilled pineapple, Key lime pie, and bruleed sugar. High alcohol always off-putting in these chards as is the RS, but otherwise this is actually pretty tasty and well-made for the style. Cougarin out. I'm sure all my somm friends will judge--oh well!

Addendum: okay started to get more buttery as it warmed up. Heavy on the finish.

1 person found it helpfulJun 28th, 2015
Bob Bryden

Founder The Lake Sommelier, LLC, Author Wine Talk

9.2

Creamy texture and buttery flavor went perfectly with smoked salmon.

Creamy texture and buttery flavor went perfectly with smoked salmon.

Jun 11th, 2017
Sean Genn

Exactly what it's supposed to be. Classic Californian buttery Chardonnay. You have to appreciate their consistency.

Exactly what it's supposed to be. Classic Californian buttery Chardonnay. You have to appreciate their consistency.

Oct 21st, 2015
Charlie Beatty

Buyer wineworksonline.com

9.4

Second Chard of the day! Following Aubert ! Toasty oak creamy and butter! Great everyday chard!! Bravo KR

Second Chard of the day! Following Aubert ! Toasty oak creamy and butter! Great everyday chard!! Bravo KR

Aug 9th, 2015
Tobin Trevarthen

Served with Sea Bass and veggies. Actually worked very nicely.

Served with Sea Bass and veggies. Actually worked very nicely.

Jul 19th, 2015
Tobin Trevarthen

Sometimes the butter bomb is required. Caramel, butterscotch.

Sometimes the butter bomb is required. Caramel, butterscotch.

Jun 27th, 2015