Wine Review – 2015 La Crema Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

Wine Review – 2015 La Crema Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

2015 La Crema Sonoma Coast Chardonnay – Vintages 962886 – $29.95 – **** – When you picture California Chardonnay in your head you’re probably imagining what this wine smells and tastes like. This is a great reflection of the hot 2015 summer with aromas of orange, canned peach and candy corn. The flavours match the aromas with great intensity and fill your entire mouth from cheek to cheek with the rich butterscotch flavour and texture….

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La Crema – Spring 2017

La Crema – Spring 2017

2015 La Crema Monterey Chardonnay – **** – This offers up a solid textbook California Chardonnay – this won’t be for everyone but If you’re looking for buttered popcorn, and pineapple this is your way in. The flavours are nice and concentrated and the creamy mouthfeel feels as though it will never leave your mouth. That being said even though this opens in your mouth with the intensity of a firework there is still some…

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Oregon Sneak Peek

Oregon Sneak Peek

I am off to Oregon to do some tasting and exploring next week. I have had the opportunity to taste a couple of wines from the area. A couple of wines do not define a region, but they certainly have me hooked into what I’m about to explore. 2014 La Crema Willamette Valley Oregon Pinot Noir – ****+ – From your first sniff of the glass you can smell that there is some heat in…

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La Crema – 2014 Monterey Chardonnay – 2014 Los Carneros Pinot Noir

La Crema – 2014 Monterey Chardonnay – 2014 Los Carneros Pinot Noir

2014 La Crema Lose Carneros Pinot Noir – Vintages 58024 – $45.95 – **** – Compared to the North Coast Pinot Noir that I recently tasted this makes no apologies about being from California. Aromas of very ripe cherry and plum with allspice and nutmeg let you know this is a heavy Pinot Noir. The flavours on the wine are very ripe cherry, strawberry with slight hints of earthiness over the spice from the nose….

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2014 La Crema Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

2014 La Crema Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

I have been critical of Californian Pinot Noir. I still taste it and I’m trying to get it. But compared to Burgundy, Niagara or Oregon it just doesn’t taste quite right. That being said there is definitely a fan club for Cali Pinot. The fruit is generally very ripe and jammy and it leans more towards medium-full bodied if I need to describe it in a nutshell. That being said when I had a chance…

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