- ROCKLES Apr 30, 2011 01:30 PM
I have always liked Concannon Chardonnay, but it seems they have changed and its more fruity now. I am looking for a Good Buttery Chardonnay. Any suggestions?
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In the "butter" category, I also like the Shafer Red Shoulders Ranch Chard. Big, not as "ripe fruit" driven, as Rombauer, and at slightly higher price-point. Personally, while I generally like Rombauer, I think that Kerner has been letting the grapes ripen a bit too much lately.
re: Bill Hunt
+1 Bill. I haven't gotten a real "butter effect" from Rombauer in quite a while. I tried a 2008 Cazar Chard last night that I would have called 'caramel-ly' but I think butter fans would like it. Cazar is a label of Chasseur, and Bill Hunter worked at Rombauer, so that could explain a butter connection. Pretty good choice for that profile in the low $20 range I thought.
Someone should start a human/wine genome project to trace the 'genealogy' of California wine styles.