The Wine:åÊRombauer Chardonnay
Tastes Like:åÊRipe apple, melon, creme brulee, butter
Pair With:åÊTuna-avocado burgers, lobster rolls, fettuccine with salmon
Rombauer Vineyards began producing Chardonnay in 1982. In 1990, the Rombauer family made their first Chardonnay from the Carneros region, where San Pablo Bay meets the southern end of Napa and Sonoma valleys. There, the cool climate and clay soils offer ideal conditions for growing superior Chardonnay with the Rombauer hallmarks ‰ÛÓ intense fruit flavors balanced by fresh acidity.
The grapes were gently whole-cluster pressed while the fruit was still cool. The juice was pumped to tank to cold-settle overnight before it was racked to barrel for primary and malolactic fermentation. The lees were stirred every two weeks to give the wine rich flavors and a creamy texture.
Enticing aromas of ripe apple, bright citrus and melon are layered with creme brulee, baking spices, and a touch of butter. Vibrant flavors of tropical fruit, baked apple, citrus, and white peach meld with vanilla, baking spices and toasted nuts on the creamy, smooth palate. The finish is juicy with mouth-watering acidity that makes you crave another sip.