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Flickinger Wines USD 20.00 750ml

Rombauer Carneros Chardonnay Premier 2 Bottle 2008

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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.

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Richie Allen was raised in Melbourne, Australia, in a leafy suburb approximately 40 minutes east of Australia’s infamous wine region, the Yarra Valley. Influenced greatly by his parent’s keen interest, Richie grew up with a greater appreciation of wine than the average young Australian male. Upon graduation from high school in 1996, Richie chose to explore his knowledge in an alternate area of... Read more
Richie Allen was raised in Melbourne, Australia, in a leafy suburb approximately 40 minutes east of Australia’s infamous wine region, the Yarra Valley. Influenced greatly by his parent’s keen interest, Richie grew up with a greater appreciation of wine than the average young Australian male. Upon graduation from high school in 1996, Richie chose to explore his knowledge in an alternate area of interest: Molecular Biology. Always the model student, he graduated at the top of his class, however, not convinced with the path he was laying down for himself, Richie embarked on a four-month rock climbing holiday to the United States to clear his thoughts. It was on this adventure that fate came knocking in the form of an invitation to a day of wine tasting. Richie was so taken and inspired by the Californian wines he tasted that day that it was suddenly clear to him what he needed to do. He promptly returned to Australia and spent the next few years engrossed in winemaking studies at Australia’s prestigious ‘The University of Adelaide’. After graduating in 2003, he then set about gaining as much practical winery experience as possible from top Australian and New Zealand producers including: Penfolds, Oakridge, Church Road and Vavasour. He eventually found himself back in California, on the doorstep of Rombauer Vineyards to undertake cellar work for a single harvest. However, Richie’s enthusiasm, vast and growing knowledge, and attention to detail were keenly identified and he was asked to continue on at Rombauer to see this potential expertly developed and nurtured. Having worked his way from the ground up, Richie now assumes the position of Rombauer’s Winemaker. In this role, Richie strives to achieve consistency of style and continual improvement in winemaking techniques by melding both traditional and modern approaches. Away from the winery, you’re likely to find Richie pursuing his passion for rock climbing. Read less

Member Reviews for Rombauer Carneros Chardonnay Premier 2 Bottle

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Snooth User: barbp1
4379707
1.00 5
09/23/2010

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?


Snooth User: Nicki Gig
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3.00 5
01/27/2010

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.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,550
3.00 5
01/29/2010

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.


Snooth User: trufflupagus
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3.00 5
05/08/2011

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.


Snooth User: mfrisaura
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4.50 5
05/27/2010

Chardonnay Caneros

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Snooth User: ProfPayne
26072134
4.00 5
09/25/2010

Definitely lots of oak, but so much tropical fruit and hazelnut with enough crisp acidity that I ended up loving it anyway


Snooth User: nperold
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5.00 5
01/03/2010

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.


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External Reviews for Rombauer Carneros Chardonnay Premier 2 Bottle

External Review
05/23/2011

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.


External Review
05/23/2011

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.


External Review
05/23/2011

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.


External Review
10/15/2009

A Chardonnay wine from California in USA. 2008 Rombauer Chardonnay 750ml


External Review
05/23/2011

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.


External Review
10/25/2010

Rombauer 2008 Chardonnay


External Review
05/23/2011

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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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.

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