2021 La Crema Russian River Valley Chardonnay
The winery's original name, La Crema Viñera, means "best of the vine," setting the standard for all the team has done since 1979. The family-owned and operated winery has focused exclusively on cool-climate appellations, from its original home in the Russian River Valley, to Monterey and now, the Willamette Valley.
The 2021 La Crema Russian River Chardonnay is a serious complex white wine that offers classic Russian River flavors. The color is a light yellow with darker hues. Inside are complex aromas of tropical fruit, lemon, pineapple and nectarine with a hint of toasted oak, nutmeg, and the scent of a patisserie. On the palate this juicy Chardonnay delivers rich flavors and a creamy core. The acidity is vibrant, but nicely integrated leading to a long lingering finish. Well-made and an excellent value!
By Perry Miroballi