Rombauer Vineyards Carneros Chardonnay 2020
Rich yellow color that becomes 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. Rombauer's favorite "Joy of Cooking" pairings for this wine include salmon fettuccine with peas, burrata cheese with arugula salad, roasted turkey, or fried green tomatoes.
The Rombauer family winery, founded in 1980, is located on the northeastern edge of the valley on a secluded tree-covered knoll overlooking the Napa Valley. Their philosophy of winemaking is exemplified by their vineyard selections and limited production. This policy allows them to offer wines of consistently high quality as a complement to fine foods and life's pleasures. Another philosophy, but one of wine and food called "The Joy of Wine," goes back to Koerner Rombauer's ancestors from the winegrowing region of Reingau, Germany, where wine is considered an essential complement to a meal. "The Joy of Wine" is about pairing, whether it's with great food or great company, and is a direct connection to "The Joy of Cooking," written by Koerner's great aunt, Irma Rombauer.