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Date Printed: 12/17/2014
La Crema Sonoma Chardonnay 2004
La Crema Sonoma Chardonnay 2004
(search item no. 84750)

PRICE ON 12/17/2014: $16.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1997 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Citrus aromas, lemon peel and green apple are balanced with clove and subtle vanilla in the background." Flavors of green apple, lemon and lime, with an unctuous middle, with spice and caramel that add richness and texture to the lingering finish.

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About La Crema:

Since 1979, La Crema Winery has been a pioneer in producing Burgundian varietals from the cool Sonoma coast. They handcraft their wine, one barrel at a time, at their family-owned estate located in the Russian River Valley. Balance, finesse and great fruit intensity come through in every glass of La Crema wine.

La Crema's location in the Russian River Valley is ideal for producing wines of uncompromising elegance and balance. To achieve this goal, several unique steps take place in getting fruit from the vineyards to the bottle. It begins in the vineyard, where careful canopy management and hand harvesting assure fully ripe, undamaged grapes are brought to the winery. At the winery, Winemaker Melissa Stackhouse uses artisan winemaking techniques to handcraft wines of distinctive flavor, elegance and balance.