The most popular California Chardonnay's on Wine Spectator's Best Restaurant Wine List, the La Crema Sonoma Coast is an all-time favorite under $20! Widely considered to be one of the finest appellations anywhere in the world for growing Chardonnay, the Sonoma Coast is where Burgundy meets California. Tucked along the coastal edge of Sonoma County through the mouth of the Russian River Valley, and extending to the Carneros border of Napa, the cooling influences of the Pacific Ocean create richly flavored Chardonnay with excellent acidity and wonderful balance. The 2021 vintage is classic La Crema with hallmark aromas of green apple, butter and toasted oak. With prices for top notch California Chardonnay fetching record prices, it's amazing to find a wine of this calier for under $20 a bottle. Don't miss it!
"Hints of almonds and savory herbs in the aroma accompany Bosc pears and vanilla on the palate as this handsome, toasty wine balances fruitiness and an oak-aged spiciness for a complex and complete expression. Best through 2028. Editor's Choice." Wine Enthusiast, 92 Points
"Ripe and generous, the 2021 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast pours a shimmery golden hue and delivers honeysuckle, candied lemon, and ripe green apple aromas. This rounded, full-bodied white is approachable with ripe melon, frangipane, and baking spice. It offers a good balance between richness and freshness and is perfect for youthful drinking. A lot of wine for the price, the consistency La Crema achieves at this scale is genuinely impressive." Jeb Dunnuck, 90 Points