La Crema Russian River Chardonnay 2017
Visitors to this beautiful region, just 60 miles north of San Francisco, discover redwood and douglas fir forests, old bridges spanning the Russian River itself, and vineyards that stretch from the valley floor up onto the benches and slopes of the coast range.
A cooling fog blankets vineyards during the evenings and mornings, but afternoons are filled with abundant sunshine, leading to temperature shifts of up to 40 degrees in a single day. This natural air conditioning means that grapes are ensured enough warmth and sunlight while giving the grapes a cool-down period to rest and recover.
This produces a wine with aromas of lemon blossom, honeysuckle, and yellow plum are followed by flavours of fresh nectarine, apricot, and ripe pear. The 2017 vintage presents juicy acidity and a vibrant finish.