There's nothing like the original. Rombauer Chardonnay has come to define a style in American Chardonnay that has won legions of fans since it was first introduced in 1983, at $12.50 per bottle. Today's price is not far off the original price, accounting for inflation. Is there a better Chardonnay to pop for expected and unexpected houseguests? Tropical fruit aromas are met by pithy and citrus fruit notes, layered with melon and a creamy oakiness on the palate.