La Crema Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2016
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley|
This is an exceptionally well-made wine at the price point: floral and appealing in quiet waves of citrus, baked pear and nutmeg. Integrated oak gives it power and strength within an edge of mineral-laden acidity.
Lithe and powerful, with flavors redolent of ripe pear, harvest spice and Marcona almond that glide lusciously across the palate. Light smoky notes show on the rich finish. Drink now through 2022. 15,138 cases made. -KM