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Creme de la Creme - Cucamonga Valley

Creme de la Creme - Cucamonga Valley Wine Details
Price: $14.00 per bottle

Description: top-class California cream sherry. For those in love with fine dessert wine and its many styles, this sweet special sherry will delight the senses. Our "Best of the Best" solera-aged cream sherry is blended from the finest barrels of our baked sherries - produced from old vine Palomino, Mission, Grenache and famous Pedro Ximenez grapes. Rich, lingering and sensuous aromas fill your glass and satisfy the soul. Enjoy Cucamonga's Creme de la Creme. Multi-medal winner. 18.5% alc by vol. Limited production 3,812 (500mls) bottles.

Varietal Definition
Grenache Noir is the world’s most widely planted grape used to make red wine, sometimes made into a stand-alone varietal, frequently as a Rosé, but most often as a backbone of red blends. Its strength is its ability to grow in arid and windy conditions. It’s particularly suited to warm coastal regions of California, Spain and France. Grenache-based wines tend to be high in alcohol, with attractive fruit qualities in youth and a sweet berry character.Used as a component in some Northern Rhône reds, nearly exclusively for Rhône Rosés and as the primary component in nearly all Southern Rhône red blends, Grenache is probably most notable as the base varietal for Chateauneuf du Pape, Cotes du Rhône and Gigondas. In spite of its fame coming from French wines, Spain is most likely this grape’s origin.
Earliest grape planted in 17th century in what is now the state of California. Thought to have arrived in the America's by Spanish conquistadores importation. Known to be identical with the Pais grape widely grown in Chile and thought to originate from the Monica grape of Spain and Sardinia.
Palomino is a white grape widely grown in Spain and South Africa, and best known for its use in the manufacture of sherry. Also found in Australia and California where it is also used mainly to produce fortified wines, the grape was once thought to be the Golden Chasselas, a grape grown in California. The wine-must has tendency to oxidise quickly, a characteristic that can be ignored when used for sherry production. In Spain, the grape is split into the sub-varieties Palomino Fino, Palomino Basto, and Palomino de Jerez, of which Palomino Fino is by far the most important, being the principal grape used in the manufacture of sherry. The wine formed by fermentation of the grape is low in both acidity and sugar which, whilst suitable for sherry, ensures that any table wine made from it is of a consistently low quality, unless aided by acidification. In France, it is referred to as Listán, and in South Africa as Fransdruif or White French.


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