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    La Crema Monterey Chardonnay 2009
    Chardonnay - Central Coast, California

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    • WE91
    • RP90
    Price: $20.00
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 91 Wine Enthusiast, 90 The Wine Advocate

    Region: Central Coast, California

    Varietal: Chardonnay

    Style: Rich & Creamy

    Alcohol By Volume: 13.7%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 106656

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The 2009 vintage was particularly smooth from start to finish. Budbreak arrived on schedule in the spring, and we saw lower-than-average rainfall. Healthy flowering led to a very even set, with few heat spikes during the season. Timely veraison and cooler weather later in the season allowed the grapes to ripen slowly and spend additional time on the vine. Although the end of season was somewhat challenging due to earlier than usual rainfall, by all accounts, the 2009 wines show varietal integrity, depth and concentration.

    This release shows vivid tropical aromas of pineapple, lemon zest and apricot. Bright acidity and lush citrus provide the backdrop for juicy tropical avors, while fresh, clean mineral notes punctuate the finish.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Here's a classically rich, barrel-aged Chardonnay. with a beautiful golden color, it brims with pineapple, golden mango and lemon custard flavors, enhanced with bright, citrusy acidity. Very fine and classy, at a great price.

    91 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    More tropical aromas of pineapples, orange marmalade and honeysuckle jump from the glass of the 2009 Chardonnay Monterey. Fifty percent of this cuvee was put through malolactic fermentation and it came in under 14% alcohol, not unusual in a cool year such as 2009. It exhibits abundant fruit, medium body, good depth and a seductive style. Enjoy it over the next several years.

    90 Points
    The Wine Advocate
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    dondtr (8/11/2011)
    Better whites in this price range, not as good as the Sonoma La Crema.
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    Red w/Attitude (7/12/2011)

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