La Crema Chardonnay Monterey 2015
La Crema has dedicated more than 30 years to exploring the many expressions of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from California and Oregon’s finest winegrowing regions. They produce several Chardonnay's from unique appellations, this one is from Monterey County, an 'old school' area for good Chardonnay. On the nose, look for tangerine, grilled pineapple and vanilla. On the palate, peach, papaya and crisp tangerine notes are complemented by a touch of spice and buttery oak. Balanced acidity lingers on the finish. Pair with tortellini with pancetta and peas, fried chicken, lobster rolls and creamy cheeses such as Delice de Bourgogne and Fromage d'Affinois.
Wine SpectatorBalanced and fruity, with juicy apricot, pear and guava flavors, accented by spice hints. Creamy notes linger on the pastry-filled finish. Drink now through 2021. 50,000 cases made.