La Crema Monterey Chardonnay 2017 (California, USA) "...meyer lemon, passionfruit, grilled pineapple..."
Monterey is one of the World’s best cool-climate appellations with long, long valley, both pastoral and austere. On one end, the Monterey bay— dramatically deep, unusually cold. On the other, Central California, rich in history and agriculture. Throughout, a brisk, ever-present breeze that rises from the ocean and cools both fields of produce and expansive, rolling vineyards. This is Monterey—rocky, windswept, and unrestrained.
"Each sip says Monterey. Smooth and elegant. Bright and exotic. Fresh. Spicy. And just a little wild. On the nose, meyer lemon, passionfruit, grilled pineapple and guava. Nectarine, papaya and crisp lemon-tangerine notes are complimented by touch of spice and complexing minerality on the palate." - Producer
“With its medium to full yellow colour, this traditional American chardonnay has a powerful buttery bouquet with tinges of citrus peel. In the mouth, it’s opulent, round and velvet-textured. It’s quite forward and has generous flavour without being too oaky or alcoholic.” 89 points - Huon Hooke