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Rombauer Chardonnay 2006

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Notes on the Rombauer Carneros Chardonnay 2006 : WINEMAKER NOTES: Rombauer Vineyards' Carneros Chardonnay is rich and full-bodied with peach, apple, and mango aromas and flavors. The creamy texture of asian pears and peaches glides across the palate and the light oak tones highlight the wine's complex and lingering finish. ROMBAUER CARNEROS CHARDONNAY 2006

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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 Chardonnay

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Snooth User: Ibn Shisha
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5.00 5
12/18/2009

I am not a chardonnay guy. Especially not oaked chards. But this is one magnificent exception. Serving chilled (against recommendations) pushed the butter into the background and brought the apple, pear and persimmon notes front & center! Went awesomely with some jumbo asian pears, as well as with some aged gouda.


Snooth User: danidragonfly
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5.00 5
02/15/2008

I would drink this wine all the time if I could afford it. Textured and buttery, it is everything I look for in a chardonnay.


Snooth User: ragflyer
15620346
4.50 5
03/28/2009

Even better than the winemakers notes! emphasis on tropical fruit flavors weaving. I'd add expansive range of flavors that linger, but also present well to the nose.


Snooth User: jamespalmer
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0.00 5
08/22/2011

Acidic and creamy. Overall, not bad.


Snooth User: happytexann
1780574
4.50 5
05/09/2009

Served this wine to guests with a delicate quail dish - had a bottle of '06 and '07 and BOTH were delicious with hardly a difference in taste and texture. I, too, would drink this ALL the time if I could afford to - it's a great value chard!


Snooth User: ongchime
1034459
4.00 5
12/04/2008

Four glasses


External Reviews for Rombauer Chardonnay

External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
12/10/2008

Fresh and floral aromatics highlight the fruity attributes. Clean, balanced and perhaps a touch sweet, with pretty oak shadings. Refreshing.


External Review
10/16/2008

Rombauer 2006 Chardonnay CarnerosRombauer Vineyards' 2006 Carneros Chardonnay is rich and full-bodied with peach, apple, and mango aromas and flavors. The creamy texture of asian pears and peaches glides across the palate and the light oak tones highlight the wine's complex and lingering finish. Aged 10 months in American and French oak.


External Review
04/09/2008

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.



Notes on the Rombauer Carneros Chardonnay 2006 : WINEMAKER NOTES: Rombauer Vineyards' Carneros Chardonnay is rich and full-bodied with peach, apple, and mango aromas and flavors. The creamy texture of asian pears and peaches glides across the palate and the light oak tones highlight the wine's complex and lingering finish. ROMBAUER CARNEROS CHARDONNAY 2006

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