Chelsea Wine Vault USD 34.99 750ml

Rombauer Carneros Chardonnay Premier 2010

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Pale golden yellow color. Aromas of peach, melon, and citrus are balanced with honeysuckle and vanilla. On the palate, flavors of pears, peaches and melons are backed with lively acidity. A touch of vanilla-scented oak pro- vides an added flavor dimension. The creamy palate has a lingering finish of melon and cit- rus fruit with a satisfying buttery complexity.

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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
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Member Reviews for Rombauer Carneros Chardonnay Premier

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Snooth User: Neil Watson
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5.00 5
02/15/2012

One of the most amazing Chardonnays I have tasted, everything about this Napa vintage is close to perfect. Color, nose, taste... It all blends together to be one of the best wine drinking experiences available. Especially note the obviously present buttery taste. And though it's hard not to want to drink it all quickly because of how good it is, your patience will pay off as it opens and adds new layers of complexity both on the nose and tongue. Enjoy! (I certainly did!)


Snooth User: jimsoda
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4.00 5
05/19/2012

Four glasses


External Reviews for Rombauer Carneros Chardonnay Premier

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
10/24/2011

Golden yellow color with a pale hue. Seductive aromas of peach, melon, and citrus are balanced with honeysuckle and vanilla. On the palate, flavors of pears, peaches and melons are backed with lively acidity. A nice touch of vanilla-scented oak provides an added flavor dimension. The creamy palate has a lingering finish of melon and citrus fruit with a satisfying buttery complexity. - Winery


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
10/25/2011

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
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

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.


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Source: Andover Liquors
03/19/2013

Possibly one of the hardest California wines to keep in stock!The Rombauer Chardonnay is THE Chardonnay against which fans of the buttery, spicy, ripe and rich varietal interpretation measure all other Chards!Tropical fruits including pineapple and papaya lead to creamy textures that just glide across the palate.


External Review
08/13/2011

Rich and vibrant tropical fruit flavors blend with toasty oak notes. Peach, pear and a touch of pineapple integrate with creamy vanilla.


External Review
07/30/2011

Rich and vibrant tropical fruit flavors blend with toasty oak notes. Peach, pear and a touch of pineapple integrate with creamy vanilla. This full-bodied wine has a velvety and lingering mouth feel. Our favorite pairing for this wine includes pasta primavera, halibut and grilled chicken.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

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.


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Pale golden yellow color. Aromas of peach, melon, and citrus are balanced with honeysuckle and vanilla. On the palate, flavors of pears, peaches and melons are backed with lively acidity. A touch of vanilla-scented oak pro- vides an added flavor dimension. The creamy palate has a lingering finish of melon and cit- rus fruit with a satisfying buttery complexity.

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