(2012 Vintage) the series: appellation series, winery exclusive Here at La Crema, we are passionate about terroir. In a literal sense, terroir is the unique characteristics of a site – everything from soil, wind and temperature to the neighboring eucalyptus trees or distance from the sea. In essence, it means that one wine cannot be duplicated anywhere else. Produced in very limited quantities, the winery exclusive releases in our Appellation Wine series allow our winemakers to explore distinct vineyard sites in only the most expressive vintages. the place: arroyo seco Chardonnay is a chameleon – readily taking on the character of its growing site and winemaking technique. This limited-production release is sourced from a single estate vineyard in the heart of Monterey’s Arroyo Seco winegrowing region. Like clockwork each afternoon, ocean winds buffet the vines, prolonging the growing season and producing fruit with vibrant acidity and juicy concentrated flavors. This vineyard is planted to Chardonnay Clones 76, 96, Rued and 4 – each contributing its own subtle nuances to the final blend.