La Crema Winery
2012 Arroyo Seco Chardonnay
California: Monterey County: Arroyo Seco
After one sip of today’s La Crema Winery 2012 Arroyo Seco Chardonnay, we can guarantee you’ll never again reach for that old standby, Rombauer. Today’s wine is more elegant, more delicious, and, dare we say, simply a better wine than that more notable brand.
Robert Parker raved about today’s wine, calling out its ripe, full bodied notes of exotic fruit flavors. He awarded today’s wine 92 Points, and you’ll quickly see why after pouring yourself a glass.
Give today’s Chard a chance - we guarantee you’ll be more than impressed.
A lovely subtle pale gold through and through.
Supremely elegant and feather light aromatics on today’s wine, with lush exotic fruit notes of papaya and guava framed by vanilla bean, peach blossom, orange oil, key lime, and a touch of brioche.
The palate favors more fresh and crisp flavors, which provides a wonderful counterbalance to the creaminess of the nose. More subdued exotic fruit notes are joined by flavors of green apple, honeycomb, browned caramel, and freshly baked buttery brioche.
A very refined Chardonnay, without any ‘in your face’ creaminess. Instead, a more seductive wine, with a lasting note of almost browned sugar that lingers through and through.
Chilled salmon with a citrus infused crème fraîche, served on a hazelnut crostini - YUM!
What the Winery Says
- Elizabeth Grant Douglas
- 92 Points - Robert Parker, 90 Points - Wine Enthusiast, 90 Points - Stephen Tanzer
- Arroyo Seco, Monterey
- Fruit Variety
- 100% Chardonnay
- Clone Selection
- Rued, Clone 4, Clone 76
- 8 months in 100% French oak, 25% new