Wine Wednesday: La Crema Russian River Chardonnay 2014 ($30)

2014 La Crema Russian River Chardonnay - white wine - THEGRAPEThis Week In White Wine: La Crema Russian River Chardonnay 2014 ($30)

“Offers an elegant display of subtle creamy oak, white peach, nectarine and melon notes. Ends clean and pure. Drink now.” – Wine Spectator


Wine Ratings & Awards

Grape Certified Gold Medal – 2016 –

Robert Parker (Wine Advocate) – 92 Points (2014)

Wine Enthusiast – 90 Points (2014)

Wine Spectator – 88 Points (2014)

Best White Wines Under $30 – 2016


Wine Review

La Crema is famous for producing amazing red and white wines, especially Pinot Noir and  Chardonnay, sourcing grapes from California Wine Country’s finest cool-climate wine regions such as: Anderson Valley, Russian River Valley, Los Carneros, Sonoma Coast and Monterey. Today, La Crema continues to explore the essence, depth and breadth of varietal expression, creating premium world-class wines that are simply unforgettable.

The highly raved, 2014 La Crema Russian River Chardonnay lures with fresh aromas of yellow apple and stone fruits highlighted by baking spice and vanilla tones. Flavors of ripe pear and honeydew melon are emphasized by toffee and hazelnut notes. This wine is a rich mouthful that is beautifully balanced by juicy acidity and great concentration, exhibiting a lush impression on the palate with a lingering finish. Wine Enthusiast wrote the following about La Crema’s 2014 Russian River Chardonnay, “Pushes all the right Chardonnay buttons, with creamy tropical mango, papaya, pineapple and lime flavors. It also folds in buttered toast, vanilla and honey notes from oak.” And Robert Parker said,”…La Crema Russian River Chardonnay spends time in 29% new oak. It exhibits notes of orange marmalade, white peaches and pineapple, medium to full body, heady glycerin and a long, pure, well-balanced finish. It should drink well for 3-4 years. ”

Enjoy a bottle of the La Crema Russian River Chardonnay tonight or cellar it for another 5 years. We recommend pairing this amazing white wine with any of the following dishes: THEGRAPE’s Grilled Lobster recipe, teriyaki chicken & pineapple shish kabobs, or tempura shrimp tacos, although, the sesame noodles also complement this wine real well.


Wine Region: Russian River Valley, California

Wine Grapes: Chardonnay

Style: Full-bodied, Fruity & Creamy

Drinks Like: Chappellet Chardonnay Napa Valley 2014 ($37) – 88 Points by Wine Spectator (2015) Sonoma-Loeb Chardonnay Carneros Envoy 2013 ($40) – 90 Points by Wine Enthusiast (2015)


Food & Wine Pairings: THEGRAPE’s Grilled Lobster Recipe – Click To View Recipes

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Also try these delicious recipes: Teriyaki Chicken & Pineapple Shish KabobsTempura Shrimp Tacos and Sesame Noodles.

We hope you enjoyed this Wednesday’s wine review. We’re not only confident you’ll enjoy today’s Grape Certified Gold white wine recommendation but we’re excited for you to try this 2014 La Crema Russian River Chardonnay food and wine recipe pairing! If you enjoyed this post don’t forget to like it above and join the discussion by leaving a rating and a comment below. Thanks and we’ll see you next week for another edition of Wine Wednesday and Food & Wine Friday. Cheers!


La Crema Russian River Chardonnay
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Grape Certified Gold

Once again La Crema sets the bar with it one of its wines. The 2014 La Crema Russian River Chardonnay is a delicious Grape Certified Gold Medal white wine, displaying a tropical mixture of flavor – savor sweet apples, apricot, ripe peach and citrus. This wine also displays a honey or candied twist that gradually evolves into toasted vanilla. Visit to learn more about this and other great white wines and their amazing food & wine pairings. We highly recommend this Grape Certified Gold wine! Don’t wait, buy a bottle or two or case... NOW!

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