Colombard

Name of varietal: Colombard

Common synonyms: French Colombard (California), Colombar, Colombie, Colombier, Blanquette, Bardero,

Parentage of the grape: Gouais Blanc, Chenin Blanc

History of the grape: Colombard is believed to be a crossing of Gouais Blanc and Chenin Blanc, although horticultural DNA tests have not been confirmed. It is believed to originate in the Charente region of France, where it was used as a primary base for Cognac and Armagnac brandy. However, Ugni Blanc (Trebbiano) has taken over as the main varietal and ingredient. It is still used as a blending grape in dry whites in other parts of France, with some varietal releases in the southwest. In California, during the mid to late 20th century it was widely planted due to its ability to retain acidity in hot conditions, high yields and aromatic character, though mostly for use in jug wines. It was replaced by Chardonnay in most vineyards and is still mostly used in a blending capacity. However, some producers have turned out Read more »

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  • Linda/Daniel strikes again.  This time under the handle ... over a bottle of wine, and a Colombard from B.C., no less.  Not compelling evidence, but, certainly, suggestive.I think I'll check WS, next Read More

    Forum post in the topic Attending to the Vinyasa at...


  • Im planning a date night with my gf and a bottle of a 2007 Colombard.  ;)  Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Hi guys, Im pretty excited cause Im about to attend this event in a Vineyard! Im about to fly to usa in a couple months just to support my yoga mates and take a look at the vineyards in Maryland. "This is the final Vinyasa at the Vineyard event of the 2016 season. Vinyasa at the Vineyard includes a 1 hour all levels vinyasa flow followed by a wi... Read More

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  • August is here -- along with warm, steamy weather for most of the country. For ... ... small amounts of French Colombard (9%), and Muscat (4%) were included in the blend. All of the fruit is from Clarksburg, California. White peach aromas light up the nose. The palate is stuffed with a bevy of fresh and dried apricot flavors as well as hints ... Read More

    From the article Value Wines for Summer


  • Dom de Mirail Colombard Cotes de Gascogne 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by doublefantasy


  • Domaine du Tariquet Classic 2013

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    Lithe and with a straw note and a slight separation ring this provides many citrus and melon noted with bright acidity that provides a refreshing and uplifting finish. Go ahead and buy 6 or 8 bottles of this. Paul 88 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Domaine du Tariquet Classic 2013

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    Wine review by JulRenA


  • Mont Gravet Cotes de Gascogne 2014

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    Clean and aromatic with floral notes of ripe melon, elder flower and nectarine on the nose. This is refreshing and light while still being quite flavorful, a full palate of minerality and bright peach and green apple flavors, zesty lime and a brief tropical note on the finish. Excellent value selection.90 pts Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • In 2012 it looked like this:1. Chardonnay (93,153 acres)2. Cabernet Sauvignon ... Noir (38,049 acres)6. French Colombard (21,020 acres)7. Syrah (18,620 acres)8. Sauvignon Blanc (14,911 acres)9. Pinot Gris (12,473 acres)10. Rubired (10,903 acres)11. Petite Sirah (7,957 acres)12. Barbera (6,286 acres)13. Chenin Blanc (5,936 acres)14. Grenache (5... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Cabernet v. Pinot and most...


  • As per your OP's title, JD, next a look at CA. From the Wine ... include ... include Chenin blanc, French Colombard, Gewürztraminer, Marsanne, Muscat Canelli, Pinot blanc, Pinot gris, Riesling, Roussane, Sémillon, Trousseau gris, and Viognier.[8]Up until the late 1980s, the Californian wine industry was dominated by the Bordeaux varietals and ... Read More

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