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La Crema Chardonnay Sonoma Rmp 90 2009
"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
Editorial Reviews for La Crema Chardonnay Sonoma Rmp 90
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
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
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.
This is a good value chard. A little more oak than I typically enjoy but it is traditional Sonoma chardonnay.
Decent chardonnay at reasonable price =good value
Rich tasting with mango and lemon custard flavors. Very good
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)
A lovely creamy chardonnay!
External Reviews for La Crema Chardonnay Sonoma Rmp 90
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!
A much-sought-after wine, with bright citrus aromas complemented by alluring floral notes. The buttery pear flavors will melt in your mouth.
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.
Hard, lean and minerally, with mouth-tingling acidity and flavors of stone, herbs and citrus fruits. The finish turns honeyed, with hints of peaches.
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.
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.
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.
Food Pairings for La Crema Chardonnay Sonoma Rmp 90
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.
3500 cases produced.
Notes: 94% French, (37% new barrels), medium and medium+ toast levels
|Total Acidity: 0.59 grams per liter|