I love Pinot and Chardonnay – especially from the Russian River region. My favorite Chardonnays have touched some oak, yet still have lots of fruit coming through. A few people have asked me for Chardonnays that compare to Rombauer because Rombauer is getting increasingly difficult to find, and is at a higher price point. Rombauer is big, rich, buttery, oaky and creamy.
Enter the Butternut. This wine smells like butter and caramel. From the nose, I can’t tell what fruit notes are in there! But after a sip, I definitely taste some apple and pear. Very rich, with a toasty, creamy, green apple finish. I prefer Lynmar, Landmark, or C. Donatiello Chardonnay but if you love the Rombauer style Chardonnay you will love this! Give it a try with lobster rolls.
$16.00/bottle at Whole Foods