With a following that is practically cult-like, Rombauer Chardonnay is a wine that flies out the door at hundreds of restaurants nationwide. The fruit for this 2015 comes from vineyards in the Carneros region owned by the Rombauer family and select growers including the Sangiacomo family, long-term grower partners who have farmed this land for three generations. 2015 brought the earliest harvest in Rombauer's 35-year history. The low yields and prolonged warm weather resulted in exceptional fruit quality and a richly flavored Chardonnay. The grapes were gently whole-cluster pressed while the fruit was still cool. The juice was pumped to tank to cold-settle overnight before it was racked to barrels for fermentation. Barrel fermentation took place in French and American oak, 1/3 new. The wine aged 9 months on the lees stirred every two weeks to give it rich flavors and a creamy texture.