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La Crema Monterey Chardonnay 2017 Wine Review

La Crema Monterey Chardonnay 2017

La Crema Monterey Chardonnay 2017

Monterey, California, United States

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $26.95

Drink: 2020-2023

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: White Wine


Winery: La Crema

Agent: Breakthru Beverage Canada Inc.

Natalie's Score: 88/100

La Crema is a classic buttery California Chardonnay from Monterey. Always enjoyable, lush with ripe pear, tropical fruit, buttery and smoky flavours delivered on a silky palate. Although, there is a lot of warm, sunny days in Monterey moderating cool ocean influences allow the Chardonnay wine grapes to ripen evenly and completely. Nicely balanced. Enjoy with smoked whitefish.

Chardonnay food pairings: lobster in butter sauce, spinach and pepper jack stuffed chicken, toasted ravioli served with Alfredo sauce.

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This La Crema Monterey Chardonnay 2017 was reviewed on February 21, 2020 by Natalie MacLean

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Jenny Ratcliffe-Wright CWM rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

A super reliable, super delicious consistent pleaser. Refined, with buttered toast, lemon meringue pie and grilled pineapple and a hint of smoke. I love the finesse it delivers for the price. Try with pasta with smoked salmon and dill sauce. @wrightwineblog
La Crema is buttery and lush on the palate. Full-bodied with a silky palate of tropical fruit flavours, ripe pear, lemon curd and smoky, toasty oak on the finish. Good acidity for food. Pair with roast chicken. - Community Wine Reviews

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