La Crema Winery
Hartford Family Winery
German immigrant Henry Castens bought acreage in the late 1800’s on a wooded lot. Saralee and Richard Kundee planted the Russian River vineyard in 1989, as it was later expanded to 200 acres. When Jess Jackson bought this property in 1993, he recruited famed winemaker Dan Goldfield. Now, Craig McAllister is at the helm. La Crema has established a prominent place in restaurants and on retail shelves.
17 La Crema Russian River Valley Chardonnay:
This is a classically styled Russian River Chardonnay with a perfume of bright honeysuckle and lemon zest. It is very forward on the palate with clean, freshly picked apples and star fruits tempered with hints of yellow citrus at the end. Immediately enjoyable.
17 Hartford Court Russian River Valley Pinot Noir: A dense purple entry is followed by a bouquet of black cherry, allspice and loam. There are ripe mixed berries in the core with hints of earth and crushed rocks. The tannins are textured and silky. Perry Miroballi