La Crema Chardonnay 2005


Wine:  La Crema Chardonnay 2005

Price: $21.00

Region: Sonoma, California

Grape Variety: Chardonnay

Purchased: Surdyk’s, Minneapolis, MN

This wine was another from the Food and Wine Magazine article on 50 wines you can always trust, and it was definitely a winner.  We had the menu in place before we even went looking for a wine in the cellar, a seared scallop and lemon orzo dish that seemed tailor-made for a bright, refreshing summer wine.  Mission accomplished!

The mouthfeel of this wine was bright, and lively, with a definite palette of green melons and pears.  I didn’t notice at first, but Cath quickly directed me to notice the somewhat buttery finish which lingered pleasantly for a long time.  The color was golden, and the nose reminded me of straw.  Refreshing is a good adjective to describe this wine.  We enjoyed the acidity in the wine, which seemed just right to cut through the rich flavor of the seared scallops.  The hint of melon paired well with the orzo, and complemented the citus of the fresh lemon juice.  It was a great match, and we’ve resolved to put in a supply of this wine.  It was terrific, without being a budget breaker.


3 Responses to La Crema Chardonnay 2005

  1. Pingback: Seared Scallops with Lemon Orzo « Savory Thoughts

  2. Cathy says:

    I loved this Chardonnay. It was so refreshing on a summer’s evening. The pear flavor was delicious with the scallops and I loved how smooth it went down.

  3. Nate says:

    That was one fine bottle of wine! Needless to say, it goes on the shopping list when Surdyk’s has their next wine sale. Makes me think we need to rearrange The Cellar, just to find out what we’ve got going on down there!

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