Excellent Pinot Noir at a great price, the La Crema Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir. Available widely including at many Costco locations.
The fruit was sourced from multiple vineyards throughout the Sonoma Coast AVA, including estate vineyards such as Cloud Landing, Carneros Hills West, Annapolis, Ahmann, Bloomfield, Saralee’s, Fulton, Shiloh, Laughlin, Ross and Bones. Multiple soil types are found in these vineyards across the Sonoma Coast AVA and are typically a mix of free draining sandy and clay loams. Clones include 23, 37, 115, 667, 777, 828, Pommard, Calera, Swan and Martini. The result? The concentration of the extreme Sonoma Coast. Depth and spice from the Russian River Valley. The earthiness of Los Carneros, plus red fruit flavors from the Green Valley.
California’s exquisite Sonoma Coast, in a bottle.
The 2016 La Crema Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir begins with very pleasant aromas of red and black cherry, cola, roasted coffee, vanilla and a hint of rhubarb. The wine tastes wonderfully smooth, balanced and is full of flavors of black cherry cola, strawberry, a little earth and oak. This is a super easy and fun to drink wine. A nice streak of spice, licorice and even a little citrus zest lead into the dry, very long finish. Excellent!
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