Rombauer Carneros Chardonnay Premier 2 Bottle 2008
Wine Spectator Review Rated 91 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. Wine Tasting Notes Rombauer Vineyards' 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.
Had this wine last night. A coarse California oak bomb without nuance or complexity. I can't think of a single food (and certainly no shellfish) that could bear the weight of this monster---fish or chicken would be beaten to its knees. I could barely find any butter, which might have tamed it a bit. Why suffer?
citrus apples, pears, melon and hints of vanilla on the nose. The palate is overpowered by oak, vanilla, buttery popcorn with little hits of citrus fruit an acidity trying to creep through. Fruit dominates.
Sweet rich nose with a lot of oak. Nice lemon zest on entry, however, this is an oak monster! Its a fat wine (phat!), fairly mineral with a vanilla creme finish. For oak lovers.
Full-bodied yet balanced, this is one of the few oaky California Chardonnays that I not only appreciate but actually enjoy. I'd still prefer a French Chardonnay -- or a different California white -- but this is a star of the category.
Definitely lots of oak, but so much tropical fruit and hazelnut with enough crisp acidity that I ended up loving it anyway
Hands-down the best chardonnay I've ever had. Very butter with flavors of peach, tropical fruit, and a bit of vanilla this wine is a floral delight without being sweet. A full-bodied white with great balance you can enjoy a bottle on its own or pair it with white-meat seafoods and shellfish for a terrific meal.
External Reviews for Rombauer Carneros Chardonnay Premier 2 Bottle
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 wine's lingering finish.
Displaying the hallmark of a cooler climate Chardonnay, this wine features layers of rich tropical fruit, melon, and peach wrapped in a ribbon-crisp acidity with a pinch of spice.
Seductive aromas of honeysuckle, fig and melon turn smooth and silky on the palate. Almost sweetish in texture, with a nice touch of vanilla-scented oak that provides an added flavor dimension. Drink now.
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.
Creamy and elegant, with flavors of sweet butter, pear and peaches, finishing with a slight waxy note. Drink now through 2005.
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