Wednesday Wine: La Crema Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

2012 La Crema Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

2012 La Crema Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

This week’s Wednesday Wine pick understands your pain in this cold weather and wants to help you forget about it. The grapes are grown on California’s Sonoma Coast and are fragile, cool weather grapes that are picked at the coolest time of the day to avoid damage. The La Crema serves as a great winter white wine because of its simplicity and soft acidity. The heavy oak flavor is balanced with vibrant fruitiness giving hope for warmer days, but has you feeling better about these chilly ones. La Crema is able to achieve this seemingly unlikely marriage of high oak and fruit flavor by aging the majority of the vino in toasted French Oak barrels while the rest waits separated in stainless steel containers until the wines meet again for their final blending and bottling. So if you’re feeling toasty like French Oak or stiff as steel enjoy yourself with this La Crema Chardonnay. Cheers.