Rombauer Vineyards

Buchli Station
2021 Chardonnay
Los Carneros

2022 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 26 | Lot No. 76
Vintage: 2021

Rombauer Vineyards

Buchli Station

Los Carneros

5 cases produced


  • Our Buchli Station estate vineyard in the Los Carneros nested appellation is the southernmost vineyard in Napa Valley
  • Fruit was hand-picked and gently whole-cluster pressed
  • Primary and malolactic fermentations in barrel and bi-weekly sur lie stirring for creamy texture
  • Cool site contributes to hallmark minerality, briny character and high acidity of the wine


Your Premiere Napa Valley lot was selected from the finest lots of Chardonnay from our Buchli Station Vineyard. This estate vineyard is the southernmost vineyard site in Napa Valley—a railroad track and salt plains are all that separate it from San Pablo Bay. This cool and breezy location yields Chardonnay prized for its natural acidity, minerality and briny character, and wine from Buchli Station is consistently one of the largest single components of our classic Rombauer Los Carneros Chardonnay. For this lot, winemaker Richie Allen zeroed in on two blocks with the oldest vines, 25 and 35 years old respectively. These mature vines are the source of some of Buchli Station’s most compelling wines, and blending the two for this Chardonnay yielded aromas of ripe green apple, lemon rind and floral jasmine mingled with hints of spice. The palate is linearly focused with notes of white nectarine, citrus and chamomile. Barrel fermentation in French oak barrels coupled with sur lie stirring created a creamy mid-palate and lush texture that is balanced by mouthwatering acidity.

Wine Facts

  • Single vineyard wine

Richie Allen

Winemaker, Rombauer Vineyards

Winemaker, Richie Allen

I've worked as a winemaker in my home country of Australia, as well as in New Zealand, and here in the United States at Rombauer.

Country born: Australia

Education: Bachelor of Science - Deakin University
Graduate Diploma in Oenology - Adelaide University

Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Combining traditional and modern practices in both the vineyards and winery to achieve the truest expression of each varietal possible.

Q&A With the Winemaker

Q: What was your inspiration for this offering?

A: Lot Features: This wine is 100% estate grown and bottled. This is a single vineyard wine.


4301 Industrial Way
Benicia  CA  94510

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