La Crema Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2007

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"Our goal is to truly convey the Russian River terroir. This wine offers aromas of fresh pear, butterscotch and hazelnut with appealing hints of vanilla and spice. Juicy flavors of yellow apple, honeysuckle and lemon butter lead to a rich, toasty finish." - Melissa Stackhouse, La Crema Winemaker

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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
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Member Reviews for La Crema Russian River Valley Chardonnay

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Snooth User: John Andrews
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3.00 5
12/17/2008

2007 La Crema Russian River Chardonnay was just released. As usual, this is a great value wine but found the 07 a little restrained compared to the 06. Probably needs a little more time. C: light golden in colour A: butterscotch, vanilla and pineapple T: Rich, light acidty, caramel, long finish


Snooth User: hikesnbikes
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3.00 5
08/24/2009

Very nice chardonnay. Nice rich, buttery, not too oaky. I did not find the Russian RIver to be any much more special that the two other Le Crema Chards (which cost $7 - $10 less).

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  • External Reviews for La Crema Russian River Valley Chardonnay

    11/12/2010

    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.


    External Review
    Source: Sonoma Harvest Fair
    11/24/2008

    Sonoma Harvest Fair 2008 - Best of Class Medal


    External Review
    Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
    05/23/2011

    Complex, with rich, subtle yellow apple and yellow pear flavors that are spicy, ending with a touch of herb and cedar. Drink now.


    External Review
    Source: We Speak Wine
    11/25/2009

    "Our goal is to truly convey the Russian River terroir. This wine offers aromas of fresh pear, butterscotch ...


    External Review
    04/30/2010

    La Crema Chardonnay Russian River 2007 and all other premium wine from La Crema Winery available at discounted prices at CheaperCigars.com. We also carry many other premium wine lables from USA and all over the world.


    External Review
    Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
    05/23/2011

    There are 6,200 cases of the 2007 Chardonnay Russian River. It exhibits plenty of tropical fruit and honeysuckle along with a touch of spice, full-bodied, rich flavors, and a subtle note of oak. This wine was 100% barrel-fermented and was put through 100% malolactic fermentation, but the oak is kept in the background. This Chardonnay / Pinot Noir specialist should receive rave notices from bargain hunters looking for a top-flight Chardonnay that is complex, rich, and widely available.


    External Review
    Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
    05/23/2011

    The 2006 Chardonnay Russian River is a beauty. Tropical fruit notes of pineapple and a hint of white peach in a restrained yet powerful style are followed by a palate that has gorgeous precision, purity, and ripeness. It is elegant, subtle, yet substantial. Drink it over the next 1-2 years.



    "Our goal is to truly convey the Russian River terroir. This wine offers aromas of fresh pear, butterscotch and hazelnut with appealing hints of vanilla and spice. Juicy flavors of yellow apple, honeysuckle and lemon butter lead to a rich, toasty finish." - Melissa Stackhouse, La Crema Winemaker

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