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2018 Rombauer Chardonnay "Carneros"

Rombauer 2018 Chardonnay

Winery: Rombauer

Vintage: 2018

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Carneros"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Carneros

State or country: CA

Price: $38

Cases produced: 220,000

KWG Score: 89.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: September 20, 2020

Wine Review: This bright yellow colored Chardonnay is a very over the top style of wine. It opens with a butterscotch and vanilla oak bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, rich and concentrated. The flavor profile is an oak influenced Bartlett pear, butterscotch and ripe pineapple. I also detected hints of lemon and mango. The finish is dry and its flavors are nicely prolonged. This Chard is a rich style. Readers who love this style of Chard will enjoy a glass or two at their favorite wine bar. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Pale yellow with a green tinge to the hue. Aromas of yellow peach, mango with a slight citrus note intertwine seamlessly with vanilla and spice. The palate is rich and round, with the mango and vanilla fighting for the lime light, while the cream texture, vanilla and slight butter combine seamlessly. The balanced acidity closes out the finish bringing the multiple components into balance. Our favorite pairing for this wine is a lobster roll.

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