La Crema 2008 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay - 90-91pts
Availability: BCLDB stores. Widely available in the US.
Cost: $30 (BC). $14 (Costco in WA State).
Date Tasted: June 11th, 2010
Tasting Notes: A classic oaked California Chardonnay that never approaches overdone or overbearing. It juggles being complex, meaty and easy-drinking like a court jester wooing the queen. Nice mineral notes throughout with orchard fruits playing the lead on the nose and palate. The buttery-oak characters are balanced nicely with crab-apple acidity. A full-ish palate that remains silky-smooth. Delicious. Drink 2010-2014.
- Liam Carrier ©copyright 2010