La Crema Chardonnay Nine Barrell Russian River Valley 2011
The La Crema Nine Barrel wines are the ultimate expression of the fog-laden vineyards of Russian River Valley. Here, Chardonnay develops remarkable concentration, complexity and balance during the long, mild growing season. With each vintage, our winemaking team carefully tastes through our Chardonnay lots, selecting nine truly exceptional barrels that best express the character of the vineyards and the vintage year. The result is a Russian River Valley blend without equal.
Editorial Reviews for La Crema Chardonnay Nine Barrell Russian River Valley
Tight nose with early notes of well judged wood followed by tight apple and pear fruit, and a little sweet apple pie spice character. Opening with a nice edge of green apple snappiness that leads to a nicely focused mid-palate, this shows lots of white stone fruit and apple character laced with marshmallow and vanilla flavors. The finish shows good length with a suggestion of tannin and fine mineral and apple blossom accents. Deftly blending fruit and tension, this looks as though it should improve over the medium term. 92pts
Four and a half glasses
Dad and Sandy's place. Good. Bright.
External Reviews for La Crema Chardonnay Nine Barrell Russian River Valley
Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. Here is a deep, decidedly complex look at the grape that begs for a bit of patience insofar as, while very rich and leading with plenty appley fruit and creamy oak, it seems a wine of hidden talent and reveals a bit more with each successive sniff and sip. Fairly full on the palate, slightly oily in feel yet never heavy and always well-balanced, it is light on its feet without being a light wine, and it should prove first-rate partner to the likes of seared scallops or sole in buerre blanc.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Unlikely to improve with further aging.
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Therersquo;s richness of fruit underneath the oak in this wine, the flavors emphasizing hazelnuts and other oak-derived tones. Cellar it, and the fruit may well absorb some of the oak over the coming year.
Food Pairings for La Crema Chardonnay Nine Barrell Russian River Valley
216 cases produced.
Notes: 100% French medium, to medium-plus toast, 40% new oak
|Total Acidity: 0.59 grams per liter|
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