Pale to golden in color with a mild nose with some vanilla coming through. On the mid pallet this is a lovely varietal California style chard with vanilla and some citrus coming through. The wine has a slightly creamy mouth feel to to. On the medium length finish the vanilla lives on nicely. This is a smooth well made chard. We paired it with sea scallops and it went well. This is by no means a big chard, more of a subtle one. I would give it an 88-89, but at $28.95 this is no bargain. For half the price I think I would go with the Sterling Vintner’s chard.

From the LCBO web site:
LA CREMA CHARDONNAY 2012 VINTAGES 962886 | 750 mL bottle Price $ 28.95
Made in: California, USA By: Jackson Wine Estates International
Release Date: Dec 7, 2013
13.9% Alcohol/Vol. Style: Full-bodied & Rich
Sugar Content: 3 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry

The Sonoma Coast region has become recognized as one of the premiere appellations for Chardonnay. Cooling ocean breezes and morning fogs provide the conditions necessary for the development of ripe grapes while maintaining bright acidity. This classically styled Californian Chardonnay consistently delivers notes of toast, citrus and ripe fruits with a crisp acidity. A perfect match for roasted chicken or pork with a creamy lemon sauce.


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