La Crema Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2017
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley|
Wine AdvocateThe 2017 Chardonnay Russian River Valley is sourced from seven vineyards across the appellation. It was barrel fermented and aged 10 months in 33% new French oak. It opens with toast, fresh pear and apple fruit with notes of lemon cream, honeysuckle, pie crust and sweet spices. Medium-bodied, it's rounded and creamy in the mouth with good fruit intensity tempered by toasty oak notes, enlivened by refreshing acidity and finishing long. Well done! 25,000 cases produced.
Wine SpectatorJuicy, offering nectarine, green apple and lemon tart flavors. Lively acidity lingers into the finish, with hints of dried mint and lemongrass. Drink now through 2022. 24,811 cases made.