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Rombauer Chardonnay 2013

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Pre order now for August 1st New Rombauer 2013 Chardonnay Carneros now available previous vintage 92 Points Wine Spectator A graceful seductive style with an emphasis on bold yet

Rombauer Vineyards:
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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Snooth User: William Djubin
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3.00 5
12/22/2014

2 bottles rejected by our guest because of Frizzante, a bubbly spritz on the palate. This was confirmed on both issues. One by taste and one by sound.

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Snooth User: runningbear
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2.50 5
12/19/2014

Two and a half glasses


External Reviews for Rombauer Chardonnay

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Source: eVintner Wines and Spirits
02/05/2013

This Chardonnay is rich and full-bodied that has peach, apple, and margo aromas and flavors. It has a creamy texture of asian pears and peaches that glide across the palate and has light oak tones that highlight the complex and lingering finish.


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11/13/2012

This elegant Rombauer Chardonnay Holiday wine gift basket is perfect for any winter celebration! Each basket includes one bottle of Rombauer Chardonnay, accessories and gourmet food items.


External Review
11/05/2014

The Rombauer Carneros Chardonnay 2012 shows rich yellow color and becoming more golden with age. Inviting fruit aromas of honeydew, yellow peach and fig are supported by vanilla and caramel. Creamy vanilla integrates with honeysuckle, pineapple and apricot for a fabulous richness on the palate. A luscious mouthfeel leads to a generous and creamy finish. Pleasantly voluptuous from a cooler vintage.


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11/04/2014

Tasting Notes:Juicy peaches, pineapple and citrus greet the nose, followed by vanilla and toasty oak. Ripe tropical fruit, pear and apple flood the lush, silky palate. Soft spice, vanilla and nectarines mark the lengthy finish, and fresh, mouthwatering acidity leaves you longing for another glass. - WineryWINEGROWING:The 2013 vintage brought a perfect growing season with warm, dry conditions that allowed the fruit to develop full, concentrated flavors while retaining its acidity. Sustainable farming practices throughout the growing season were tailored to each block with the assistance of aerial photos produced using NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index) technology. The fruit was hand-picked aat night and sorted in the vineyard.WINEMAKING:The grapes were gently whole-cluster pressed while the fruit was still cool. The juice was pumped to tank to cold-settle overnight before it was racked to barrel for primary and malolactic fermentation. The lees were stirred every two weeks to give the wine rich flavors and a creamy texture.


External Review
04/16/2015

Rich yellow color and becoming more golden with age. Inviting fruit aromas of honeydew, yellow peach and fig are supported by vanilla and caramel. Creamy vanilla integrates with honeysuckle, pineapple and apricot for a fabulous richness on the palate. A luscious mouth feel leads to a generous and creamy finish. Pleasantly voluptuous from a cooler vintage.


External Review
04/05/2015

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.


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08/28/2014

Tasting Notes:Juicy peaches, pineapple and citrus greet the nose, followed by vanilla and toasty oak. Ripe tropical fruit, pear and apple flood the lush, silky palate. Soft spice, vanilla and nectarines mark the lengthy finish, and fresh, mouthwatering acidity leaves you longing for another glass. - WineryWINEGROWING:The 2013 vintage brought a perfect growing season with warm, dry conditions that allowed the fruit to develop full, concentrated flavors while retaining its acidity. Sustainable farming practices throughout the growing season were tailored to each block with the assistance of aerial photos produced using NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index) technology. The fruit was hand-picked aat night and sorted in the vineyard.WINEMAKING:The grapes were gently whole-cluster pressed while the fruit was still cool. The juice was pumped to tank to cold-settle overnight before it was racked to barrel for primary and malolactic fermentation. The lees were stirred every two weeks...


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