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La Crema Los Carneros Chardonnay 2012

Winemaker's Notes:

Straddling the Napa/Sonoma County line, the Carneros hills roll up from the shores of the San Pablo Bay. The unique factor here is wind – a relentless cooling force that charges up the rolling hillsides. Our estate Chardonnay blocks are all within 10 miles of the bay, so the constant wind and fog allow the grapes to ripen at a snail’s pace, retaining bright, beautiful acidity while developing vivid, concentrated aromas and flavors. The 2012 vintage of our Los Carneros Chardonnay was sourced primarily from our Huichica and Ramal estate vineyards, which together offer a range of Clones from which to choose, including Clone 4, 124, 809, 17, Long and 48. The juicy character, depth and concentration of Los Carneros Chardonnay really shine in this excellent vintage bottling. Just 1982 cases produced.

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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

Member Reviews for La Crema Los Carneros Chardonnay

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Snooth User: shsim
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Vintage: 2008 07/15/2012

This was part of a Sonoma County trip to Healdsburg/Russian River for some wine tasting fun! This had good nose although a little too oaky for me. It was very buttery with hints of apricot and bouquet but it was too much oakiness to the extend where one could not taste much of the fruit. The taste lingers which was nice. For more please visit http://dionyshius.blogspot.com/2012/07/russian-river-healdsburg.html


External Reviews for La Crema Los Carneros Chardonnay

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Vintage: 2007 09/23/2011

"Look for bright orange and stone fruit aromas



Tasting Notes:

"This excellent vintage brought forth all the juicy character, depth and concentration possible in Los Carneros Chardonnay. On the nose, Meyer lemon takes center stage, complemented by subtle toast, heather and allspice aromas. The generous palate offers broad flavors of yellow apple, custard, tangerine and toffee. Seamless and full–bodied, this opulent release is balanced by fresh acidity and a lingering finish of sweet spice."

Straddling the Napa/Sonoma County line, the Carneros hills roll up from the shores of the San Pablo Bay. The unique factor here is wind – a relentless cooling force that charges up the rolling hillsides. Our estate Chardonnay blocks are all within 10 miles of the bay, so the constant wind and fog allow the grapes to ripen at a snail’s pace, retaining bright, beautiful acidity while developing vivid, concentrated aromas and flavors. The 2012 vintage of our Los Carneros Chardonnay was sourced primarily from our Huichica and Ramal estate vineyards, which together offer a range of Clones from which to choose, including Clone 4, 124, 809, 17, Long and 48. The juicy character, depth and concentration of Los Carneros Chardonnay really shine in this excellent vintage bottling. Just 1982 cases produced.

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Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.6% pH: 3.71
Sugar: 1.1 grams per liter Total Acidity: 5.4 grams per liter

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