La Crema Chardonnay 2015 Wine Review
Sonoma Coast, California, United States
Community Reviews: 10
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Natalie's Score: 90/100
Sonoma Coast vineyards enjoy a long, cool growing season due to the moderating influence of the Pacific Ocean, and its fogs and winds that blow inland. This is perfect for slowly ripening grapes to develop complex flavours and nuances without lots of sugar that translates to heavy alcohol. Classic Californian Chardonnay with toast, oak and green apple on the nose. Full-bodied, and generously layered. Generous flavours of pear and peach on the palate with a long, dry finish and a hint of wild white flowers in a spring rain. Perfect for roast chicken or mild curries.
Chardonnay food pairings: pasta, hodge podge, lobster with mayonnaise, roasted chicken.
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This La Crema Chardonnay 2015 was reviewed on November 25, 2017 by Natalie MacLean
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|Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 94/100 with the following review:|
Layers of creamy, buttery, tropical fragrances and flavours wash over your tongue as you savour this luscious Sonoma Chardonnay. Satiny smooth with rich, lingering finish. A winner for those who love a big, buttery California -style Chard.
Tasted Nov. 2017
|Andrea Shapiro, Sommelier rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:|
Medium gold colour with bright aromas. Pear, peach, banana, almond and hints of minerals. Flavours feature toasted hazelnuts and smoky banana chips. Toasty and creamy with noticeable campfire touches. Pair with applewood smoked cheese and creamy risotto. 92 points - tasted March 2018
|Jon Steeves - Sommelier rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:|
Beautiful Sonoma Chardonnay with mouthwatering acidity, full bodied, integrating alcohol. Well balanced. Apple, pear, savoury, malo. Pairs well with roasted chicken. Tasted 2015 vintage in March 2018. 92 points
|Andrew Bernardo rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:|
Lovely integrated oak notes with crushed ripe golden apple, vanilla, spice, ripe bosc pear and honeycomb. Creamy on the finish. 91 Points.
|Craig Kuziemsky rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:|
Apple and floral aromas with buttery apple and lemon on the palate. Nice acidity and a flavorful finish. Pair with grilled fish tacos. Tasted March 2018.
|Rachelle O'Connor rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:|
The climate of the Sonoma Coast is perfect for a long growing season allowing the grapes to develop fabulously complex flavors of apple, toast and oak on the nose, and bosc pear, peach and floral on the palate. The finish is long with a well balanced acidity.
|Greg Hughes rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:|
Nice, ripe, good example of Sonoma Chardonnay. Moderate alcohol and partial malolactic style. That essentially means they allow the wine to partially go through a phase of maturation that generally more reds go through than whites. It involves the conversion of malic acid (which tastes like green apples) into lactic acid (which is soft and smooth). This one still has a lot of fruit, which is commendable.
Nice medium lemon colour and the aromatics marry together barrel notes and Chardonnay's typical nature - yellow plum, apple, lemon, vanilla, smoke.
The palate has some nice acidity to keep it fresh. More lemon, apple, nectarine, honey, and smoke. Some flake pastry contributed by the lees it was aged on.
Solid wine for lobster, but would equally go well with roast chicken.
|Stephen Andrews reviewed this wine as follows:|
Tasted Feb. 3, 2018 in Aruba. Colour nice golden yellow, legs medium. Aromas and flavours of baked apple, pear, vanilla. Taste dry, orchard fruit, medium mouthfeel, mouthwatering, buttery. Finishes medium apple, pear. Easy drinking, good value here.
We loved this wine for lunch with open faced sandwiches by the pool. Match with pan fried fish or light seafood pasta dishes in cream sauce.
|Monique Sosa - Accredited Sommelier reviewed this wine as follows:|
Buttery crème brûlée deliciousness. Toasty, vanilla and citrus zest linger on the palate. Enjoy this full-bodied Sonoma Coast Chardonnay with grilled salmon and pineapple kebobs. Tasted March 2018 by @sommsosa.
|La Crema (2015) from California's Sonoma Coast is a full-bodied, toasty Chardonnay with green apple crunch, pear and floral notes. Sonoma Coast vineyards enjoy a long, cool growing season due to the moderating influence of the Pacific Ocean, and its fogs and winds that blow inland. This is perfect for slowly ripening grapes to develop complex flavours and nuances without lots of sugar that translates to heavy alcohol. This wine is a classic. - Community Wine Reviews|
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