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2012 Rombauer Chardonnay "Carneros"

Rombauer 2012 Chardonnay

Winery: Rombauer

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Carneros"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Carneros

State or country: CA

Price: $34

Cases produced: 100,000

KWG Score: 91 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: February 20, 2014

Wine Review: This classic California styled Chardonnay is consistently very good. It is pale yellow colored and opens with a fragrant lemon and oak bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied and very savory. The flavor profile is an oak and buttered popcorn blend with hints of orange and pear. The finish is dry and its flavors last for quite a while. Fans of this style of Chardonnay are going to really enjoy this vintage. I would suggest pairing this wine with a baked seafood casserole featuring lobster. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: A soft yellow color that will darken with age. Bright, vibrant tropical fruit aromas flow from the glass. Underlying grapefruit and lime add depth and character to the aroma. Seamless, textured layers of cantaloupe, pineapple and vanilla flood the palate. A mouthwatering finish entices another sip. This wine will develop flavors of fig and apricot, giving richness, as it ages in the bottle. Our favorite Joy of Cooking pairing for this wine includes pan seared scallops, broiled salmon with asparagus, and creme brulee.

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