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La Crema 2011 Chardonnay

This wine opens with layered tones of honeydew melon, ripe pineapple and honeysuckle, with touches of sweet vanilla. On the palate, white peach flavors dominate, framed by a lovely minerality and a subtle touch of caramel. The rich, round mouthfeel balances a juicy acidity and lingering lemon zest on the finish.

 Producer La Crema
 Region Sonoma
 Country United States
 Varietals Chardonnay
 Alcohol 13.5% alc/vol
 Vintage 2011

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Varietal Facts

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Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 101: Chardonnay

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Try Chardonnay Wine if You Like Viognier or Pinot Gris.   Overview of the Chardonnay Wine Varietal Wide range of textures and profiles, from light bodied to full, low to medium/high acidity (depending on growing region), 13% – 15% alcohol by volume, aromas and flavours highly dependant on oak influence...
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Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 301: Chardonnay

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Click Here for the Introductory Guide to Chardonnay   Chardonnay (Vitis vinifera var ‘Chardonnay’) A neutral white grape variety, the Vitus vinifera Chardonnay originated in Burgundy, France and is now planted all over the world.   Experience / Tasting Profile Of Chardonnay Grape Variety Appearance...

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Community Reviews

4 out of 5 starsReviewed on March 25, 2016

2013 Vintage - Not available in the app so I have updated here.

2013 La Crema Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 

Classic styling for California Chardonnay.  This Sonoma Coast Chardy is ripe, pure in its expression and a good balance of fruit, winemaking and terroir.  Loads of tropical fruit, grilled pineapple, caramel, cracker jacks, cream corn, candy apple (like from the county fair). The texture is plush, round and soft and fully integrated with docile acidity, a confident dose of oak and an intense flavour profile. 

This wine stands atop a hill and screams ...."I AM CALIFORNIA CHARDONNAY".... and it should be proud of it.  If creamy, intense and full Chardonnay floats your boat.....it has arrived. I crave these wine styles at times. 

About the Producer

La Crema
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La Crema

Windsor, California, United States Windsor, California, United States

For more than 30 years, La Crema has explored California’s coastal appellations, a voyage of varietals that started here at our estate in the foggy vineyards of the Russian River Valley. On our journey, we have found exciting cool-climate vineyards north in the rugged hills of Mendocino, and south along...

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