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For more than 30 years, La Crema has explored California’s coastal appellations, a voyage of varietals that started here at our estate in the foggy vineyards of the Russian River Valley. On our journey, we have found exciting cool-climate vineyards north in the rugged hills of Mendocino, and south along the wind-swept slopes of Los Carneros. Most recently, our exploration has taken us to the wind-swept hillside vineyards of Monterey. Centered always on the dual lens of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, we look for one unifying factor at these exceptional sites: coastal wind and fog that allow the grapes ripen slowly on the vine, developing intensely complex aromas and flavors while retaining firm acid structure. Naturally, our winemaking team seeks to express the essence of the terroir in our wines, capturing the unique personality and flavor profile of the vineyards. Elizabeth Grant-Douglas infuses our winemaking regime with a highly personal touch that combines the best of traditional Burgundian winemaking techniques with a contemporary California style. Elizabeth employs time-intensive techniques to craft your favorite La Crema releases throughout the years: HAND HARVESTING We harvest grapes in the cool early morning hours and treat it very gently from vine to press to ensure the delicate clusters arrive in prime condition. CHARDONNAY FERMENTATION To best capture the fresh fruit character, a gentle whole-cluster press is used for Chardonnay to minimize bitter compounds from skins, seeds and stems. Our Chardonnays are fermented in French and American oak, with the lees (yeast deposit) hand stirred twice a month to create a round, rich texture on the palate. PINOT NOIR FERMENTATION After the stems are removed, Pinot Noir is left to rest in a cold soak for five to eight days. This captures layers of complex aromatics and a gorgeous luminous color. Fermentation then takes place in small, open-top fermenters, with the cap of skins and seeds punched down through the juice three times each day to balance out tannin weight and structure. When fermentation is complete, the wine is pressed off the skins with a gentle basket press. BARREL AGING Both Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are aged primarily in French oak. Barrels are carefully with specific grain and toast levels for each separate wine lot to ensure a balanced mingling of fruit and characteristics. At bottling time, minimal fining and filtration ensure the purity of varietal expression in the glass for which La Crema is well known.
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La Crema Chardonnay Arroyo Seco 2012 750ml     
Bright yellow-gold. Ripe melon and nectarine ... click for more details

Sku: 1900942*
Reg. $35.99
On Sale $25.99
La Crema Chardonnay Monterey 2014 750     

LA CREMA ... click for more details

Sku: 91631

Reg. $18.99

Net item – no further discount
La Crema Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2014 750ml     
The 2014 Chardonnay Russian River offers ... click for more details

Sku: 2043263*
Reg. $35.99
On Sale $25.99
La Crema Pinot Noir Anderson Valley 2013 750ml     
THE SERIES: APPELLATION SERIES Here at La Crema, click for more details

Sku: 2020203*
Reg. $45.99
On Sale $36.99
La Crema Pinot Noir Arroyo Seco 2012 750ml     
Vivid red. Deeply pitched cherry and dark berries click for more details

Sku: 1910390*
Reg. $39.99
On Sale $31.99
La Crema Pinot Noir Carneros Hills 2013 750ml     
the series: appellation series, limited ... click for more details

Sku: 2008015*
Reg. $39.99
On Sale $31.99
La Crema Pinot Noir Monterey 2014 750     
LA CREMA WINERY 2014 LA CREMA PINOT NOIR ... click for more details

Sku: 91632
Reg. $21.99

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La Crema Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 2013 750ml     
At 12,155 cases, the delicious 2013 Pinot Noir ... click for more details

Sku: 1985986*
Reg. $39.99
On Sale $31.99
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