Rombauer Carneros Chardonnay 2022 (Napa Valley, California) - [DM 92] [WS 91]

Rombauer Carneros Chardonnay 2022
(Napa Valley, California) - [DM 92] [WS 91]

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Notes from the Winemaker:

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.

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.

The fruit for this wine comes from vineyards in the Carneros region owned by the Rombauer family and select growers including the Sangiacomo family, long-term grower partners who have farmed this land for three generations.

Ratings & Reviews

92 Points - Decanter:

What a refined and expressive 2022 Rombauer Chardonnay that isn't even remotely styled in the over-the-top richness that public opinion would suggest. In short, get a bottle and be humbled if you think this is a butter bomb -- because it's not. Candied ginger and lemon peel aromatics with elegant baking spices. Round and warm on the palate with grip and expressive acidity, and attractive ginger and salted lemon peel notes. Enjoy this wine now for its youthful exuberance and refreshing acidity, or hold it for a few years and revel in the warming, rich character that will emerge, but above all, please make your best roast chicken ala Julia Child and live life to its fullest on that night—100% Chardonnay aged in 9 months in American and French oak barrels (30% new)." -JC (12/2023)

91 Points - Wine Spectator:
Supple and juicy, this opens with flavors of toasted brioche and graham cracker, along with creamy vanilla nougat grace notes, complementing the core of plump peach, melon, candied orange peel and apricot preserves, backed by accents of clove and toasted cardamom. Drink now.