La Crema Monterey Chardonnay 2021

La Crema Monterey Chardonnay 2021

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La Crema Monterey Chardonnay

Region: Monterey, California, USA

Vintage: 2021

Bottle size: 75cl

Grape: Chardonnay

ABV: 13.5%

Aromas of baked apple, graham cracker, Meyer lemon and pineapple are followed by flavors of Asian pear, tangerine, and notes of minerality. Balanced acidity and a long finish.

The Monterey AVA consists of a long valley stretching from the uniquely cold Monterey Bay to the far Southeast reaches of the Salinas Valley. An ever-present breeze and maritime influence rise from the ocean cooling wide expanses of rolling vineyards. The fruit for this wine is sourced from multiple vineyards across the Monterey AVA including our Gravelstone and Clark estate vineyards. Vineyards located in North Monterey bring juicy fruit notes while the vineyards in the South bring riper fruit flavors.

When La Crema was founded in 1979, the Russian River Valley had yet to establish itself as one of California’s most important regions for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The first few vintages at La Crema were devoted to learning the intricacies of cold-climate viticulture and winemaking. In 1993, Jess Jackson bought La Crema. With the help of winemaker Dan Goldfield, he elevated the quality of the wines and enhanced the winery’s reputation as a top producer of Burgundian varieties in California. The unifying factors with all of these sites are their cool, windy climates and marine-based soils.