1997 La Crema Cold Coast Vineyards Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast ($17).
This is an exceptional chardonnay for this price, well worth serving at the finest dinner parties. It's a rich wine with a cool, Burgundian feel to it -- with crisp flavors of apple, lemon and minerals. There's a great zing and freshness, with a layering of flavors that is the mark of a truly fine wine. It'll make delicious drinking over the next year.
Pub Date: 03/03/99