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La Crema Reserve Chardonnay 2008

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Wine Advocate Review Rated 91 An exceptional effort, the 2008 Chardonnay Russian River was put through 100% malolactic fermentation. It exhibits a more honeyed style with notes of brioche, poached pears, and buttery citrus in its elegant, full-bodied personality. This impressively endowed Chardonnay should drink nicely for 3-4 years. Wine Tasting Notes A particularly pure expression of the Russian River Valley terroir, this vintage offers aromas of yellow apple and pear, with hints of butterscotch and spice. Flavors of pear and citrus continue in the mouth, enveloped by a juicy mid-palate, with an appealing kiss of toast leading to an elegant, rich finish.

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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 Reserve Chardonnay

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Snooth User: navalent
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4.00 5
01/18/2013

Light fruit scent and smooth finish. Just sweet enough.


Snooth User: alexalm
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4.00 5
06/13/2011

Good for a Chardonnay. Somewhat buttery.


Snooth User: Cinemapen
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4.00 5
02/23/2011

Four glasses


External Reviews for La Crema Reserve Chardonnay

07/05/2011

"Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. If not overly acidic


11/12/2010

Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. If not overly acidic, this underplayed effort is built along comparatively lean lines, and it hints here and there at citrus and green apples with a random sprinkling of oak spice. It is balanced to firmness but seems even firmer by dint of its limited fruit, and, while it may soften with age, it is unlikely to fill all of the spaces that need filling.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Unlikely to improve with further aging.


11/12/2010

Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. Despite its very obvious impressions of ripeness, this fat and full-bodied working is a bit low in energy and surprisingly stingy in real fruit. It smacks mildly of toast, lees and minerals and only distantly hints at apples, and, try as it might, it never quite gets on the varietal track.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Unlikely to improve with further aging.


07/05/2011

"Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. Despite its very obvious impressions of ripeness


External Review
05/18/2011

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
05/18/2011

It takes some time for the completely dry pineapple flavors of this wine to develop, but as it takes on air, they go beyond the pleasantly musty scent of old books to develop fresher green tones and layers of flavor. There's an intensity to the gripping, mouthwatering acidities, needing something as flavorful as pasta with wild mushrooms (perhaps tagliatelle with black trumpets and truffle oil) to match.


External Review
05/18/2011

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!


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Wine Advocate Review Rated 91 An exceptional effort, the 2008 Chardonnay Russian River was put through 100% malolactic fermentation. It exhibits a more honeyed style with notes of brioche, poached pears, and buttery citrus in its elegant, full-bodied personality. This impressively endowed Chardonnay should drink nicely for 3-4 years. Wine Tasting Notes A particularly pure expression of the Russian River Valley terroir, this vintage offers aromas of yellow apple and pear, with hints of butterscotch and spice. Flavors of pear and citrus continue in the mouth, enveloped by a juicy mid-palate, with an appealing kiss of toast leading to an elegant, rich finish.

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