2021 Rombauer Carneros Chardonnay
In 1972, Koerner and Joan Rombauer moved their family to the Napa Valley, hoping to establish a new beginning in the burgeoning wine industry. Fifty years later, the business is still family owned, with the second and third generations working in the family business. From the beginning, the Rombauer label has enjoyed an enviable reputation of producing exceptional wines, while keeping abreast of what is fresh and new. From the first bottling of Chardonnay, released in 1984, the Rombauer name has been synonymous with classic California Chardonnay.
The bright yellow wine reveals hints of vanilla bean, golden delicious apple and pear in the nose. It has purity of taste with lush forward fruits, hints of oak present, but not overpowering, and a fresh finish exemplify this consistent performer.
Extremely versatile, food-friendly wine – it will be a plus at any dinner table.
By Don Clemens