La Crema Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2021
Region: Sonoma, California, USA
Bottle size: 75cl
Aromas of Meyer lemon, pear, and white flowers are supported on the nose by subtle hints of oak. Followed by flavours of crisp apple, tangerine, and pineapple. On the palate, the wine is concentrated and juicy with a lingering finish.
Sonoma Coast is a richly varied topography that stretches from the costal edge of Sonoma County, to the mouth of the Russian River and towards the Napa Valley border. All feel the specific effects of fog, cooling breezes and wide diurnal shifts
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.