2016 La Crema Russian River Valley Chardonnay

14.5% alc., pH 3.50, TA 0.58, 15, 138 cases, $30, Diam closure. Grapes sourced from ten vineyards spread across the Russian River Valley AVA and sub-AVA of Chalk Hill. Clones were 4, 76, 95, 96 and 809. Whole cluster pressed, barrel fermented, and aged for 9 months with lees stirring 1-2 times per month. · Moderately light golden yellow color in the glass. Aromas of lemon zest, white peach warm brioche and toast lead off. A riper, luscious style featuring flavors of lemon, pineapple and honey. Slightly creamy in the mouth in a lower acid-driven style that seduces with richness and ripeness. Oak is involved but is not overbearing. Score: 90. Reviewed June 29, 2018

Winery: La Crema Winery
From article: Recently Tasted Pinot Noir & Chardonnay