La Crema Winery
2012 Appellation Series Russian River Valley Chardonnay
California: Sonoma County: Russian River Valley
Today’s La Crema 2012 Appellation Series Russian River Valley Chardonnay comes from La Crema’s Appellation Series, meaning that only the best fruit made it into this wine. The final product was crafted to be a perfect representation of Russian River Valley Chardonnay, and we absolutely agree with this sentiment.
Incredibly well balanced, with a seamless integration of fruit, earth, and spice, this Chardonnay is a cut above the your typical white wine. In fact, we would go so far as to say this wine is exactly what should come to mind when thinking of California Chardonnay. Lush fruit notes of pear and green apple form a delicate interplay with honeycomb, soft baking spices, and a touch of fresh herbs, resulting in an incredibly delicious wine.
Robert Parker awarded this wine 92 Points, and at 22% off, this is one wine to stock up on for the coming warmer months!
Sunny golden hued throughout the glass, reminiscent of rays of spring sunshine.
A classic Chardonnay on the nose, with white peach, green apple, and fresh melon overlapping white flower petal, toasty oak spice, white tea, thyme, and rosemary.
Seamless and lush on the palate, with Bartlett pear, honeydew melon, and Granny Smith apple mingling with honey comb, hazelnut, lime zest, and subtle baking spices.
Well balanced, with a fantastic, seamless integration of fruit, spice and earth, this is a classic California Chardonnay. On the finish, a lovely acidity lingers until a note of subtle honey remains on the tip of the tongue.
A light and refreshing meal of homemade shrimp scampi.
What the Winery Says
- Elizabeth Grant-Douglas
- 92 Points - Robert Parker
- Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California
- Fruit Variety
- 100% Chardonnay
- 9 months in 100% French oak