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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
La Crema Chardonnay
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16½/20

La Crema Chardonnay 2015

Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, United StatesDespite one of the earliest ever picks, the coastal fruit remains fresh with floral, lemon, green apple, honeydew, pear and spice aromas and flavours. Richly textured and concentrated, with balanced acidity that drives a lingering finish. There is only 19 percent new oak in the mix and the wine spends seven months in wood except for a small amount of juice kept in stainless steel to maintain freshness. The fruit is sourced from multiple vineyards spread across the Sonoma Coast AVA including the estates of Saralee's, Laughlin, Fulton, Shiloh, Carneros Hills West and Durell. The clones include 4, 17, 76, 95, 96 and 809 and the soil is mostly free-draining sandy loam. Very solid, and reliable label.Tasted: 04 January 2018Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 30.99 BCLS AB 28.99 private wine shops ON 32.95 consignment - Summit Fine Wines QC 26.60 SAQ MB 28.99 Manitoba's Liquor Marts Online NF 32.87 NLLC PEI 39.69 PEILC NB 40.48 NB Liquor Producer: La CremaDistributors: Summit Fine Wines
Varietal: ChardonnayCSPC: 366948UPC: 049331002222