Sunday, January 23, 2005

Quick Swirl: Rombauer Chardonnay 2002 (NW)

Chardonnay is the most prevalent grape varietal in American. While there are numerous interpretations of the grape, some of the most consistantly high-scoring wines come from Napa and Sonoma, California. One such wine is Rombauer Chardonnay, which derives grapes from the Carneros region (a hilly region adjoining the Napa Valley and the Sonoma Valley). A "Quick Swirl" tasting note follows:

Rombauer Chardonnay 2002:

Nice pear and apple on the nose and palate
Very smooth texture wraps the tongue
Long, creamy, buttery finish

I typically buy this wine for $23/bottle in Florida. This glass cost me $17 at a Ritz-Carlton, but was well worth it for the pairing it offered my heart of palm salad, prawns, and Florida pompano. My favorite Chardonnay!

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