La Crema

Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

8.81527 ratings
8.737 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
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!

Apr 14th, 2020
Eric Urbani

Reliable producer of reasonably priced Chards.

Reliable producer of reasonably priced Chards.

Feb 18th, 2020
Douglas Braun

Straight ahead Calif. Chardonnay apple butterscotch kinda simple

Straight ahead Calif. Chardonnay apple butterscotch kinda simple

Oct 24th, 2018
Scott Taddeo

Banana, mango, papaya, caramel, butter, honeysuckle, even hockey pockey ice cream. An apparent sweetness, lack of acid and average length.

Banana, mango, papaya, caramel, butter, honeysuckle, even hockey pockey ice cream. An apparent sweetness, lack of acid and average length.

May 10th, 2018
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

8 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