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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  • Well V V, that Oregon white looks very nice.  Sorry that Colombard was a bummer EM. Read More

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  • Pigmentum Blanc-Cotes de Gascogne Aoc Georges Vigouroux 2009

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    Brownish yellow in the glass. Burnt syrup aroma. As forecasted by the color and nose, this wine is oxidized. Yuck. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Vino, I've never had a colombard with a long finish. Please let me know if you find one. Ugni blanc can be a little better.... Read More

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  • Thought I'd start a topic to see what "different" wines people ... ... however it is a blend of colombard and ugni blanc. This comes out of the bottle somewhat New Zealand Sauv Blanc'ish, predominately white grapefruit with some green pear and a good hit of acid but not much else. Not very complex with a short finish.So, what besides cabs and ... Read More

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  • Uby Colombard-Ugni Blanc 2013

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    Rather benign French white made from Colombard and Ugni Blanc. Somewhat New Zealand Sauv Blanc'ish, predominately white grapefruit with some green pear and a good hit of acid but not much else. Not very complex with a short finish. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Stymie, my guess is that you did your shopping no more recently than the 1970s. ... (probably with high French Colombard content) probably grown in the Central Valley.  In that era the California wine industry was trying to distiguish itself.  At the same time European makers were trying to protect the geographic names of their wines.  You are ... Read More

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  • So my friends and I were talking. I have the WORST luck finding wines I love at any (normal) price point.  Most of the time I drink wines that are just-OK, and it seems like most of my friends have the same experience.I was wondering if everyone else had the same problem we do so I’m taking a poll:What percentage of those are wines you absolutel... Read More

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  • There’s nothing more comforting and warming on a cold winter evening than ... ... from his homeland (e.g., Colombard, Tannat that perform well in Sonoma's Russian River Valley. His Tannat is quite tasty!  Tasting Note: Deep in color, nearly opaque, this wine is firm and focused, opening with an impressive concentration of dark berry fruit flavo... Read More

    From the article Robust Red Wines to Enjoy This Winter


  • Chevanceau Blanc Vin de Pays des Côtes de Gascogne 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Monsoon Valley Premium Colombard 2010

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    (Past tasting 28 Mar 2013) Light and fresh, like spring water. Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • I miss it.

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