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Anthony Overstreet LA CREMA Chardonnay 2011 (Sonoma Coast, CA) $23 Last weekend I sipped this Chardonnay at a dinner party with friends. The buttery aromas and notes of apple and vanilla on the palate paired well with the chicken risotto we were having. The subtle lemon and plum flavors lead to a smooth, crisp finish that makes every sip refreshing.