Scents of toast, butter, and pineapple. Not overly oaky...smoke and spice; with a pineapple and cream finish.
Had this during my engagement dinner, and it was an instant favorite. Rich yellow gold in the glass, the nose is heady, with floral and cedar over fresh fruit. The first taste was an explosion of fruit, mainly peaches and kiwi, followed by some rich nutty flavors and all surrounded by good acidity and toasty oak and vanilla. A big chardonnay. Long finish, if I could find more I would cellar some, but the local wine store is always sold out.
Very nice Chardonnay, not overly oaked, but with just enough to add substance. Clear, crisp fruit with a hint of balancing acidity. Clean finish.
Next to Destino, this is probably my favorite Chardonnay. I favor well balanced Chardonnays with a good bit of butter, tropical fruit and bear.
Warm, buttery, very nice!
External Reviews for Ravenscroft Classics Collection Chardonnay Glass
Rombauer Vineyards Carneros Chardonnay is a rich wine with layers of tropical fruit, peaches and pears. The fruit opens up into creamy textures of apples and pears that glide across the palate. Hints of citrus and light oak tones highlight the
Full-bodied yet showing impeccable balance, Rombauer's Chardonnay has fresh honey and citrus notes that keep you coming back for more. It's extremely versatile and goes well with a huge range of foods.
"Rombauer Vineyards' Carneros Chardonnay has earned a reputation for being the benchmark California Chardonnay and the 2008 vintage continues that tradition. Delicious with intense pear, pineapple and tropical fruits, balanced with creamy, toasted vanilla. Refined acidity and hints of apple linger on the finish. Our favorite pairing for this wine includes grilled salmon or chicken with mango salsa, seafood pasta, crab cakes and arugula salad." -Winery
Wine Tasting NotesRombauer Vineyards Carneros Chardonnay is a rich wine filled with aromas of mango, pineapple, apples and spice. On the palate are crisp flavors of tropical fruit, integrated with rich vanilla from oak barrel aging. A memorable finish of light oak nuances and a delicious buttery tone linger on the palate.
Rombauer 2007 Chardonnay winemakers notes: Rombauer Vineyards 2007 Carneros Chardonnay is smooth, rich, and elegant, true to the Rombauer style. Apple, peach, and tropical fruit flavors weave together in a nice range of flavors that linger on the palate ending with a long, crisp, fruity aftertaste. The oak tones from both barrel fermentation and aging are nicely melded into the flavor and finish of the wine. Rombauer Vineyards Carneros Chardonnay is ranked as the 3rd Most Popular Chardonnay in American restaurants according to a recent poll in Wine & Spirits magazine. Winemakers comments:"We have a particular style that weve developed with that wine. I wouldnt call it buttery per se, but it is rich. Maybe some people might think it has buttery descriptors. We say its fruit forward and that the oak is very integrated into the wine. Probably texturally it seems buttery."
Ripe pear, apple and honeydew melon flavors are shaded by spicy, toasty oak. A rich, creamy style. Full-bodied, with a touch of sweetness. Drink now through 2011. 40,000 cases made. -JL Wine Spectator. A Chardonnay wine from California in USA. 2007 Rombauer Chardonnay 750ml
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