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2016 La Crema Chardonnay "Monterey"

La Crema 2016 Monterey Chardonnay

Winery: La Crema

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Monterey"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Monterey County

State or country: CA

Price: $20

Cases produced: 100,000

KWG Score: 88.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: December 23, 2018

Wine Review: This light golden yellow Chardonnay from La Crema has a big nose of buttery pear, vanilla custard, apple and pineapple. On the palate it is creamy and balanced, with a medium body and crisp acidity. Flavors of green apple, pear, pineapple and vanilla with nicely integrated minerality. The finish is clean and lingers for a while. I would pair this Chard with a roasted chicken with lemon garlic cream sauce. – Mark

Winemaker Notes: On the nose, Meyer lemon, passion fruit, grilled pineapple and pie crust. On the palate, nectarine, papaya and crisp lemon-tangerine notes are complemented by a touch of spice and complex minerality.

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