La Crema Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2014


SKU 14382


La Crema has dedicated more than 30 years to exploring the many expressions of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from California and Oregon’s finest winegrowing regions. This offering is from the cool climate Sonoma Coast appellation of California, which has many diverse soil types and microclimates from craggy coastlines to grassy pastures, redwood forests and quiet valleys. The Sonoma Coast is stunningly beautiful and well-suited for winemaking. All of the Pinot Noir picked at La Crema is hand sorted at the winery; any clusters with green or overripe grapes are removed, along with stems and leaves, and then the bunches are de-stemmed. After that, Pinot Noir is given a 'cold soak' which preserves the freshness and acidity of the fruit. Look for rich cherry notes, punctuated by sweet earth and orange peel tones. With the first sip, a mouth-watering jammy quality is immediately evident, with fresh cherry flavors joined by orange peel, tobacco and tea leaves. A lovely balanced acidity and sturdy tannins round out the mouth.
Category Red Wine
Country California
Region Sonoma County
Appellation Sonoma Coast
Brand La Crema
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
  • we90

Wine EnthusiastThis lush wine offers true value, deeply flavored in strawberry and cherry. A tannic foundation supports the fruit beside black tea, clove and a twist of orange and cranberry, with a soft and smooth texture.

Virginie Boone, March 1, 2017
  • ws88

Wine SpectatorLightly aromatic, with spicy, tea-laced raspberry, strawberry and baking spice flavors, delivered on an elegant frame that imparts freshness. Drink now. 50,000 cases made.

James Laube, November 15, 2016