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La Crema Chardonnay Sonoma Rmp 90 2009

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"There are slightly more than 545000 cases of the 2007 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast which offers up aromas of orange blossoms lemon oil and honeysuckle Mediumbodied with crisp fresh fruit a subtle touch of oak 9% is barrelfermented a long pure finish and fashioned by winemaker Melissa Stackhouse this impeccably made Chardonnay should provide enjoyment over the next 23 years This ChardonnayPinot Noir specialist should receive rave notices from bargain hunters looking for a topflight Chardonnay that is complex rich and widely available

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La Crema Winery:
La Crema was founded in 1979 and quickly established itself as a pioneer for intensely flavored Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from cool climate. Continuing this tradition, La Crema pursues the ultimate expression of the Russian River Valley, Carneros and Anderson Valley by handcrafting wines of distinctive flavor which achieve elegance and balance. The La Crema Winery itself is not open to the p... Read more
La Crema was founded in 1979 and quickly established itself as a pioneer for intensely flavored Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from cool climate. Continuing this tradition, La Crema pursues the ultimate expression of the Russian River Valley, Carneros and Anderson Valley by handcrafting wines of distinctive flavor which achieve elegance and balance. The La Crema Winery itself is not open to the public, however we encourage you to visit our beautiful new Tasting Room located in Healdsburg, California - the heart of Sonoma County Wine Country. Read less

Editorial Reviews for La Crema Chardonnay Sonoma Rmp 90

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,818
4.00 5
01/24/2012

Soft and gently floral on the nose with reticent notes of pithy citrus fruits, tangelo and grapefruit, along with slow to emerge perfumey oak notes. This is rather seductive on the nose. Bright and light in the mouth, it does have a certain mouth-filling quality. The fruit is really transparent and fresh. The oak influence, while subtly adding spice to the wine, really seems to be about texture. Wonderfully balanced and fresh, the fresh citrus and sour apple fruit on the palate leads to a modest finish that ends with some block, if sweet and attractive wood tones. 89pts


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Snooth User: EMark
8478046,138
3.50 5
12/02/2011

Clear pale color. Slight oak, vanilla nose. Very nice on the palate--light bodied, table, vanilla, grapes flavor. Very light on the acid. US$11.70 at Von's supermarket


Snooth User: InWineTruth
2201061,634
3.00 5
07/16/2011

Bright straw yellow, aromas of ripe apples and pineapple, with notes of yellow apple, citrus, toasted nut and butterscotch, balanced to a moderately long finish. Great 'go-to' value.


Snooth User: rar8888
1580261,280
3.00 5
08/01/2011

This is a good value chard. A little more oak than I typically enjoy but it is traditional Sonoma chardonnay.

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Snooth User: runningbear
43154612
3.00 5
09/10/2011

Decent chardonnay at reasonable price =good value


Snooth User: Mazzeo
891336366
3.50 5
10/24/2011

Rich tasting with mango and lemon custard flavors. Very good


Snooth User: kevsipe
701626222
4.50 5
12/07/2012

Drinking window: Drink between 2010 and 2012 (based on 12 user opinions) Community Tasting History Community Tasting Notes (average 87.4 pts. and median of 88 pts. in 245 notes) - hiding notes with no text Tasted by dwaynelm on 11/17/2012 & rated 89 points: Nice ripe pear, balanced oak and ML. Hint of apple and cinnamon. If you don't like oak and ML at all, then pass. Otherwise, if you are similar to me and like both in moderation, this is a winner. Seemed to get better as it warmed up and got closer to room temperature. (172 views) Tasted by ajseda on 8/18/2012 & rated 94 points: The wine looks Yellow gold colored. The legs are Medium. It smells like Light toast, Vanilla, Peach blossom, and Honey. It tastes like Honey, Butterscotch, Vanilla, and Peach. The body is Medium/Full. The wine has Oily texture. The wine finishes Medium. (1921 views) Tasted by 422dbowlsby on 8/14/2012 & rated 87 points: Nice chard; not great. Light touch with the oak; very refreshing on a hot day. (1845 views) Tasted by SMagowan on 8/5/2012 & rated 90 points: No detailed notes. Great Chard for the price. Well liked by the party. (1750 views)


Snooth User: Gin257
719885167
5.00 5
09/16/2011

A lovely creamy chardonnay!


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External Reviews for La Crema Chardonnay Sonoma Rmp 90

External Review
07/11/2011

Seven months barrel aging gives this coastal Chardonnay a well-integrated layer of buttery oak over the rich tropical fruit. Lime and pear dominate, with mouthwatering acidity and a generous, smooth mouth-feel. Always a winner!


External Review
07/11/2011

A much-sought-after wine, with bright citrus aromas complemented by alluring floral notes. The buttery pear flavors will melt in your mouth.


External Review
07/11/2011

In my opinion, Sonoma County Chardonnays have a pleasing balance between oak and fruit. This La Crema reflects the oak aging it receives, showing smooth vanilla and creamy flavors and textures. It has a wonderful mouthfeel and can be enjoyed by itself or with a variety of entrées.


External Review
07/11/2011

Hard, lean and minerally, with mouth-tingling acidity and flavors of stone, herbs and citrus fruits. The finish turns honeyed, with hints of peaches.


External Review
09/27/2011

Clean as a Pacific rain, when you open this bottle, the wine has virtually no aroma but for a hint of the dust on grape skins. Still, at that first moment, it feels clean and wholesome, the texture supple and composed. With air, it develops through scents of pistachio toward orange zest and kiwi, holding onto that fresh and natural ozone character of the coastal rain. A steal at $16, buy this by the case.


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Source: CityWineCellar.com
12/23/2010

Fresh aromas of citrus, butterscotch and lemon peel open to appealing hints of jasmine and nutmeg. On the palate, rich buttercream, pear and citrus meld to create a plush, rounded middle, with toast and caramel adding richness and texture to the long, lingering finish.


External Review
05/11/2011

Opens with an intriguing interplay of lively citrusand subtle toasted oak, laced with just a kiss of butterscotch. The palate is round and nutty, with flavors of yellow apple and orange adding lushness, while well-balanced acidity creates a lovely vibrancy.


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Tasting Notes:

A fine example of Russian River Valley Chardonnay, this vintage opens with aromas of yellow apple, crème brûlée and honey, along with subtle tones of hazelnut and spice. On the palate, baked pear and bright citrus are enveloped on a juicy mid-palate, with a kiss of toast leading to a rich, elegant finish.

"There are slightly more than 545000 cases of the 2007 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast which offers up aromas of orange blossoms lemon oil and honeysuckle Mediumbodied with crisp fresh fruit a subtle touch of oak 9% is barrelfermented a long pure finish and fashioned by winemaker Melissa Stackhouse this impeccably made Chardonnay should provide enjoyment over the next 23 years This ChardonnayPinot Noir specialist should receive rave notices from bargain hunters looking for a topflight Chardonnay that is complex rich and widely available

3500 cases produced.

Notes: 94% French, (37% new barrels), medium and medium+ toast levels

Wine Specs:

Total Acidity: 0.59 grams per liter

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