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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  • Pineau des Charentes Beaufranc NV


    I bought two bottles of this wine from the website ... ugni blanc,folie blanche and colombard grapes. My bottle comes from the negociant house of Distilleries de Matha which also produces a range of Cognac brandys.It is obviously a fairly old bottle although there is no date on it as it is not really white but a pale brown in colour.I started ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • JD, the reserve is from the Moulds vineyard in Oak Knoll. The regular Becklyn ... Gewurtztraminer, and French Colombard among others. Great spice on the nose and palate gave it a nice edge to the creamy fruit. The 2007 Ridge Lytton Estate opened to fresh berries, beautifully balanced despite the 15.2, finishing with star anise and clove with j... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?

  • California Sauterne.  Wow.  Talk about a blast from the past.I do ... to bet, I'd say French Colombard and Chenin Blanc.  If you can find a bottle of Chenin Blanc--from California, France or Soouth Aftrica--that might be a good place for you to start.RCKR has suggested something that might hit the spot for you.  I might suggest something a bit... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Sauterne, Labeled in the sixties

  • Now that the name Sauterne, is reserved for those wines from that region, how do I find the type of wine produced in the 1960's, that used to be labeled " Sauterne".This wine was from California and was an excellent compliment to poultry. I have no idea what wines to try.Thanks 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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    Wine review by doublefantasy

  • Domaine du Tariquet Classic 2013


    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

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