Rombauer Chardonnay 2012

Chardonnay from Carneros, California

$34.99
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Item No. 125340
  • white wine
  • WS92
Style: Rich & Creamy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.4%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1999
  • WS88
  • 1997
  • WS92
  • 1996
  • WS91
  • 1995
  • WS91
  • 1994
  • WS93
  • 1993
  • WS92
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Winemaker's Notes

Soft yellow color upon release, developing a golden hue as it ages. Bright, vibrant tropical fruit aromas flow from the glass. Underlying grapefruit and lime add depth and character to the aroma. Seamless, textured layers of cantaloupe, pineapple and vanilla flood the palate. A mouthwatering finish entices another sip. This wine will develop flavors of fig and apricot, giving richness, as it ages in the bottle.

Our favorite Joy of Cooking® pairing for this wine includes pan seared scallops, broiled salmon with asparagus, and crème brulee.

Critical Acclaim

"A graceful, seductive style, with an emphasis on bold yet subtle flavors, offering a mix of poached pear, honeydew melon and creamy oak notes."
92 Points

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Rating:
(7/12/2014)
Style: Fruity & Smooth
Pair with: Cheese > Creamy
Great wine
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Bradley Pine - Washington, DC (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(6/19/2014)
Style: Earth & Spicy
We love this wine. Not oaky at all. Fresh but full-bodied with a very slightly piquant anise flavor. More than we typically pay for a bottle, but in this case, we make an exception.
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myboat53 - Wilmington, DE (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(5/28/2014)
Style: Rich & Creamy
Always enjoy Rombauer's chardonnays. This was no exception. Buttery and rich, with just the right amount of oakiness. We don't drink much chardonnay but when we do, this is always one of the first ones we go to.
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Learn About Rombauer Map ItMap It

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. The caves provide a constant temperature and humidity which result in optimum conditions for aging our wines. Rombauer wines are consistently ranked high in the wine trade...

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Learn About Carneros

Technically a part of Napa Valley, the Carneros region straddles both Sonoma & Napa counties. It's the Napa region closest to the San Francisco peninsula and the San Pablo Bay, which is instrumental in controlling the climate of the area. The winds from the San Pablo bay create a cool weather pattern ideal for growing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Notable Facts Both Chardonnay...

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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