La Crema

Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

8.81610 ratings
8.739 pro ratings
Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, USA
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Ken Z
9.0

Drank 4/22/21.

Scents of pear, baked apple, and toasted oak are quite nice. Palate with toasted oak, lemon curd, and apple. Round, toasty, medium finish.

4/21/8/4/3 +50 = 90 pts.

Better than expected.

Drank 4/22/21.

Scents of pear, baked apple, and toasted oak are quite nice. Palate with toasted oak, lemon curd, and apple. Round, toasty, medium finish.

4/21/8/4/3 +50 = 90 pts.

Better than expected.

Apr 23rd, 2021
Chris McClellan

Butter, oak, apples and tropical fruit

Butter, oak, apples and tropical fruit

Apr 11th, 2018
Shengli Hu

American new old all over the palate! More notes to come...

American new old all over the palate! More notes to come...

Dec 27th, 2017
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2013

Vintage 2013

Oct 3rd, 2017
Meg Maker

Wine Writer, Maker's Table

8.2

Gold color with aromas of buttery pineapple, crème brûlée, passion fruit, and mango. There's butter and oak on the palate, too, with notes of tropical fruit and moderate acidity. The finish has notes of piney resin—that mango thing again. This is a big, glossy wine, appealing to those who like the plush style of CA Chardonnay. 13.5% abv | sample

Gold color with aromas of buttery pineapple, crème brûlée, passion fruit, and mango. There's butter and oak on the palate, too, with notes of tropical fruit and moderate acidity. The finish has notes of piney resin—that mango thing again. This is a big, glossy wine, appealing to those who like the plush style of CA Chardonnay. 13.5% abv | sample

11 people found it helpfulDec 18th, 2013
Lori Peterson

Buttery Chardonnay!!! Crisp and velvety. One of my FAVES!

Buttery Chardonnay!!! Crisp and velvety. One of my FAVES!

6 people found it helpfulJul 25th, 2014
Kathryn Buckley

Too woodsy. Bad after taste

Too woodsy. Bad after taste

3 people found it helpfulSep 15th, 2014
Lily Davis

French Wine Specialist at Ottorink Weinbar

8.4

A rare and guilty girlfriend-y pleasure

A rare and guilty girlfriend-y pleasure

3 people found it helpfulOct 12th, 2013
Frederick Kuehn

Papaya, grass, buttery sugar cookies, good acidity, well balanced.

Papaya, grass, buttery sugar cookies, good acidity, well balanced.

2 people found it helpfulMar 27th, 2015
Sipping Fine Wine

About 50% of this Chard comes from Russian River Valley, aged for 8 months in oak (18% new), pale lemon with aromas of stone and citrus fruits with floral and honey notes. On the palate flavors of peach and pears with honeysuckle, smooth with a creamy texture, lively acidity. Medium+ finish ending with fruit and slight toasty oak. Nice value!

About 50% of this Chard comes from Russian River Valley, aged for 8 months in oak (18% new), pale lemon with aromas of stone and citrus fruits with floral and honey notes. On the palate flavors of peach and pears with honeysuckle, smooth with a creamy texture, lively acidity. Medium+ finish ending with fruit and slight toasty oak. Nice value!

1 person found it helpfulApr 14th, 2020