Wine Review: 2014 La Crema Chardonnay Sonoma Coast
Name – La Crema Chardonnay
Vintage – 2014
Varietal – Chardonnay
Region – California
Sub Region – Sonoma Coast
Pricing – $14.00
Alcohol Content – 13.5%
PH – 3.65
Bottle is clear and greenish yellow when light shines through. The label is beige with black font.
The wine is light straw in color and translucent. There is a slight green rim variation.
The initial scents of floral, granny apple and oak hit the nose hard. The oak leads to a secondary vanilla scent.
The wine is creamy and coats the inside of your mouth. Almost like a thicker type of water similar to FIJI. Nice acidity to the wine, overall pretty balanced and medium bodied.
Some citrus, green apple, vanilla are the immediate flavors which hit the palate. A slight honey dew and pear are also revealed after a few sips. It is a dull sweetness on the palate that hits the center and works its way to the front.
The traces of light oak and vanilla finish this wine beautifully.
The La Crema Chardonnay flavor was fairly simple yet extremely pleasant. For those looking for a not so heavy chardonnay to have on a crisp fall day, this would be the one from La Crema Winery. This wine is a top 25 California Chardonnay sold in Florida at this time.
Food – Shellfish, Chicken, Creamy-sauced starches.
Wine Publication Ratings
Wilfred Wong – 90pts.
Winemakers Tasting Notes
This wine opens with layered aromas of fresh Meyer lemon, shortbread and ripe pear. On the palate are flavors of baked, locally grown, Gravenstein apple framed by hints of sweet spice and white peach. The end result is a broad, juicy, and beautifully balanced mouth feel.
About La Crema Winery: http://www.lacrema.com
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