Buttery, creamy, oaky, smooth. Mmmmmmmm . . .
I start to salivate at the mere mention of Rombauer Chardonnay. Holidays, celebrations, special events . . . any excuse to indulge my taste buds in a glass or two of this $32 bottle of wine. But what’s a girl to do every other day of the year?!?
Recently a friend of mine introduced me to Poppy Chardonnay, a bottle of wine she is lovingly referring to as her “Everyday Rombauer”. At less than a third of the price ($9.99!!) and boasting similar characteristics such as buttery and oaky, I had to give it a whirl.
First impression of this wine was not what you may expect. FRUSTRATION! It’s incredibly hard to find! After visiting several local wine merchants, liquor and grocery stores. . . I was finally able to track it down at K & L Wine Merchants here in San Francisco. And believe me, it was definitely worth the hunt.
With the first sip, I was immediately pleased with my purchase. I was entranced by crisp fruity flavors, followed by a smooth, creamy, vanilla finish. My husband Jim took one look at my expression and said “that good, huh?” Yes, it’s that good.
**Do you have an “Everyday Rombauer”, and are willing to share a glass? I would love to hear what wines make your taste buds dance, while keeping your pocketbook intact!