Chardonnay

La Crema Monterey Chardonnay 2020

Vintage
2020
Size
750ml
Type
White
Alcohol
13.7%
Varietal
Chardonnay
Grapes
Chardonnay
Winery
La Crema
Region
California
Country
United States
92 AVG
Drink now or hold for a few years. No need to decant before serving.

Inspired by the foggy surroundings of the Russian River Valley, La Crema harbours a deep love for cool-climate grapes of all kinds. In the early days, when the winery was known as “La Crema Viñera”, grapes were sourced from the valley itself and coastal Sonoma regions. It is now under the ownership of Jackson Family Wines who have enhanced that vineyard portfolio greatly, giving La Crema access to cool climate vines all over California and Oregon.

The winery is currently spearheaded by New Zealander Craig McAllister, a well-travelled oenologist who brings wine-making experience from Australia, Chile and Cyprus. The team at La Crema still implement methods that respect the early days of the winery, by barrel fermenting Chardonnay and crushing grapes by hand.

Sharp scents of lemon zest, pineapple and savoury baked apple waft from this attractive golden wine. The Chardonnay grapes were plucked from Monterey and spent 8 months maturing in French oak barrels. Pear and citrus fruits marry on the tongue, punctuated by an understated minerality. It bears a balanced, pleasant acidity and a long-lasting finish. Serve chilled and pair it with shellfish dishes or a fruit salad.
 
Description
Drink now or hold for a few years. No need to decant before serving.

Inspired by the foggy surroundings of the Russian River Valley, La Crema harbours a deep love for cool-climate grapes of all kinds. In the early days, when the winery was known as “La Crema Viñera”, grapes were sourced from the valley itself and coastal Sonoma regions. It is now under the ownership of Jackson Family Wines who have enhanced that vineyard portfolio greatly, giving La Crema access to cool climate vines all over California and Oregon.

The winery is currently spearheaded by New Zealander Craig McAllister, a well-travelled oenologist who brings wine-making experience from Australia, Chile and Cyprus. The team at La Crema still implement methods that respect the early days of the winery, by barrel fermenting Chardonnay and crushing grapes by hand.

Sharp scents of lemon zest, pineapple and savoury baked apple waft from this attractive golden wine. The Chardonnay grapes were plucked from Monterey and spent 8 months maturing in French oak barrels. Pear and citrus fruits marry on the tongue, punctuated by an understated minerality. It bears a balanced, pleasant acidity and a long-lasting finish. Serve chilled and pair it with shellfish dishes or a fruit salad.
  • UPS Express Shipping option available at the checkout
  • Add gift options at the checkout
 
More from this winery
La Crema Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2020
La Crema Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2020
  • 2020
  • White
  • 14.5%
Vintage
2020
Size
750ml
Type
White
Alcohol
14.5%
Varietal
Chardonnay
Grapes
Chardonnay
Winery
La Crema
Region
California
Country
United States
92 AVG
La Crema Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2019
La Crema Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2019
  • 2019
  • Red
  • 13.5%
Vintage
2019
Size
750ml
Type
Red
Alcohol
13.5%
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Grapes
Pinot Noir
Winery
La Crema
Region
California
Country
United States
92 AVG
More from this region
Duckhorn Napa Valley Chardonnay 2022
Duckhorn Napa Valley Chardonnay 2022
  • 2022
  • White
  • 14.1%
Vintage
2022
Size
750ml
Type
White
Alcohol
14.1%
Varietal
Chardonnay
Grapes
Chardonnay
Winery
Duckhorn
Region
California
Country
United States
92 AVG
Ca' Momi Rosso di Napa 2019
Ca' Momi Rosso di Napa 2019
  • 2019
  • Red
  • 13.5%
Vintage
2019
Size
750ml
Type
Red
Alcohol
13.5%
Varietal
California Red Blends
Grapes
Merlot, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah
Winery
Ca' Momi
Region
California
Country
United States
92 AVG
J. Lohr Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon 2021
J. Lohr Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon 2021
  • 2021
  • Red
  • 13.9%
Vintage
2021
Size
750ml
Type
Red
Alcohol
13.9%
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Grapes
Cabernet Sauvignon 82%, Petite Sirah 9%, Petit Verdot 4%, Merlot 3%, Cabernet Franc 1%, Syrah 1%
Winery
J. Lohr
Region
California
Country
United States
91 AVG
Outpost Howell Mountain Zinfandel 2017
Outpost Howell Mountain Zinfandel 2017
  • 2017
  • Red
  • 15.8%
Vintage
2017
Size
750ml
Type
Red
Alcohol
15.8%
Varietal
Zinfandel
Grapes
Zinfandel
Winery
Outpost
Region
California
Country
United States
95 AVG
Duckhorn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Duckhorn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
  • 2018
  • Red
  • 14.9%
Vintage
2018
Size
750ml
Type
Red
Alcohol
14.9%
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Grapes
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winery
Duckhorn
Region
California
Country
United States
94 AVG
California Zinfandel Premium Tasting Case
93 AVG
6 bottles
Red
Ridge  Lytton Springs 2019
Ridge Lytton Springs 2019
  • 2019
  • Red
  • 14.8%
Vintage
2019
Size
750ml
Type
Red
Alcohol
14.8%
Varietal
Zinfandel
Grapes
Zinfandel 75%, Petite Syrah, Carignan, Mourvedre
Winery
Ridge
Region
California
Country
United States
95 AVG
Joseph Phelps Insignia 2019
Joseph Phelps Insignia 2019
  • 2019
  • Red
  • 14.5%
Vintage
2019
Size
750ml
Type
Red
Alcohol
14.5%
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Grapes
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winery
Joseph Phelps
Region
California
Country
United States
97 AVG
Hall Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
Hall Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
  • 2019
  • Red
  • 15.1%
Vintage
2019
Size
750ml
Type
Red
Alcohol
15.1%
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Grapes
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winery
Hall
Region
California
Country
United States
95 AVG
Mayacamas Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Mayacamas Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
  • 2018
  • Red
  • 13.8%
Vintage
2018
Size
750ml
Type
Red
Alcohol
13.8%
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Grapes
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winery
Mayacamas
Region
California
Country
United States
96 AVG
More from this varietal
Patrick Piuze Bougros Chablis Grand Cru 2022
Patrick Piuze Bougros Chablis Grand Cru 2022
  • 2022
  • White
  • 12%
Vintage
2022
Size
750ml
Type
White
Alcohol
12%
Varietal
Chardonnay
Grapes
Chardonnay
Winery
Patrick Piuze
Region
Burgundy
Country
France
94 AVG
Shaw and Smith M3 Chardonnay 2022
Shaw and Smith M3 Chardonnay 2022
  • 2022
  • White
  • 13%
Vintage
2022
Size
750ml
Type
White
Alcohol
13%
Varietal
Chardonnay
Grapes
Chardonnay
Winery
Shaw and Smith
Region
South Australia
Country
Australia
95 AVG
Auvigue Pouilly-Fuisse Hors Classe 2021
Auvigue Pouilly-Fuisse Hors Classe 2021
  • 2021
  • White
  • 14%
Vintage
2021
Size
750ml
Type
White
Alcohol
14%
Varietal
Chardonnay
Grapes
Chardonnay
Winery
Auvigue
Region
Burgundy
Country
France
93 AVG
Sequoia Grove Chardonnay 2017
Sequoia Grove Chardonnay 2017
  • 2017
  • White
  • 14%
Vintage
2017
Size
750ml
Type
White
Alcohol
14%
Varietal
Chardonnay
Grapes
Chardonnay
Winery
Sequoia Grove
Region
California
Country
United States
93 AVG
Zuccardi Fosil Chardonnay 2021
Zuccardi Fosil Chardonnay 2021
  • 2021
  • White
  • 13.5%
Vintage
2021
Size
750ml
Type
White
Alcohol
13.5%
Varietal
Chardonnay
Grapes
Chardonnay
Winery
Zuccardi
Region
Mendoza
Country
Argentina
96 AVG
Domaine Pierre Guillemot Hautes Cotes de Beaune Le Mont et Foret 2022
Domaine Pierre Guillemot Hautes Cotes de Beaune Le Mont et Foret 2022
  • 2022
  • White
  • 13%
Vintage
2022
Size
750ml
Type
White
Alcohol
13%
Varietal
Chardonnay
Grapes
Chardonnay
Winery
Domaine Pierre Guillemot
Region
Burgundy
Country
France
93 AVG
Duckhorn Migration Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2018
Duckhorn Migration Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2018
  • 2018
  • White
  • 14.1%
Vintage
2018
Size
750ml
Type
White
Alcohol
14.1%
Varietal
Chardonnay
Grapes
Chardonnay
Winery
Duckhorn
Region
California
Country
United States
93 AVG
Ca' Momi Chardonnay 2019
Ca' Momi Chardonnay 2019
  • 2019
  • White
  • 13.5%
Vintage
2019
Size
750ml
Type
White
Alcohol
13.5%
Varietal
Chardonnay
Grapes
Chardonnay
Winery
Ca' Momi
Region
California
Country
United States
92 AVG
Louis Michel & Fils Chablis 2022
Louis Michel & Fils Chablis 2022
  • 2022
  • White
  • 12.5%
Vintage
2022
Size
750ml
Type
White
Alcohol
12.5%
Varietal
Chardonnay
Grapes
Chardonnay
Winery
Louis Michel & Fils
Region
Burgundy
Country
France
92 AVG
Philippe Colin Chassagne Montrachet  Les Chenevottes 2021
Philippe Colin Chassagne Montrachet Les Chenevottes 2021
  • 2021
  • White
  • 13.5%
Vintage
2021
Size
750ml
Type
White
Alcohol
13.5%
Varietal
Chardonnay
Grapes
Chardonnay
Winery
Philippe Colin
Region
Burgundy
Country
France
94 AVG