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La Crema Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast
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La Crema


Pinot Noir



Winemaker's Notes

(From 2012 Vintage) THE SERIES: APPELLATION SERIES Here at La Crema, we are rather passionate about terroir. Especially when it comes to Pinot Noir. In general, terroir is simply the unique characteristics of a site – everything from soil, wind and temperature to the neighboring eucalyptus trees or distance from the sea. For Pinot Noir in particular, it means the subtle expressiveness and texture of one site literally cannot be duplicated elsewhere. Produced in limited quantities, our Appellation Pinot Noirs are rooted in this concept: three exceptional cool-climate growing areas offering clearly different expressions of this alluring varietal. THE PLACE: ANDERSON VALLEY A challenge from vine to glass, Pinot Noir can be a notorious failure … except in tiny, cool-climate pockets of the world where its subtle brilliance is revealed. The coolest and most northern source of our appellation releases, Anderson Valley has proven to be a remarkable site for Pinot. Vineyards are just 10-15 miles from the rugged Mendocino Coast and vines struggle on steep slopes, developing complex, small berries. This fruit is unusually graceful, developing elegant blueberry and bright red cherry flavors, overlaid with delicate tea and layered floral notes.

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (From «nv» Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/15/2003
  • Ken's Wine Guide
    (From 2005 Vintage) We were at Camille’s Italian restaurant in Providence, RI at work event the other day and this wine was the white wine option for the evening. A fine choice it was. This yellow wine opens with apri...
  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 2007 Vintage) Rating: 83/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 04/09 This wine is oaky and sweet, with lasting plum and cherry flavors. For burgers.
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2002 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 150 on Dec-03
  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 2002 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine