- Rombauer Chardonnay Carneros 2015 Product #31324 (In Stock)
As Wine Spectator said a few years ago, "Rombauer defines the California Chardonnay style so many adore." Ripe fruit from select vineyards in cool Carneros vineyards is harvested and sorted in the dead of night to ensure it reaches the winery in perfect condition. After pressing, the juice ferments and ages 9 months in a mixture of French and American oak (one-third new), picking up buttery notes from malolactic fermentation and a touch of smoke and vanilla bean. Regular lees stirring adds a creamy texture to match the natural richness of ripe, rich, Chardonnay fruit.
From the small but excellent 2015 harvest. "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 mouthwatering acidity that makes you crave another sip." Winery Note