From the Sonoma Coast, La Crema Pinot Noir is a well known Pinot Noir. A little pricey at $24.99. However, I’ve had La Crema Pinot Noir before and was pretty sure I would be in for a treat.
From the La Crema Pinot Noir bottle, “Cool climate vineyards. Artisan winemaking. Classic Pinot Noir.”
La Crema Pinot Noir alcohol content 13.8%.
La Crema Pinot Noir Review
In appearance La Crema Pinot Noir pours ruby colored. Not surprisingly, light does shine through the wine.
In the glass the wine displayed thin legs. Similar to the Oregon Pinots, there was a sheeting action on the inside of the glass.
This wine was very aromatic and the aroma was easily noticeable over a foot away from the glass. The nose was of raspberry with a woody whiff from a distance. The alcohol in the aroma was barely noticeable, similar to the La Crema Pinot Noir I’ve sampled in the past.
On the palate La Crema Pinot Noir gives you the delicate flavors of smoky berries. What I found especially remarkable was that this wine, although a 2011, gave no indication of its age. It seemed as though I was drinking a wine that had been in the cellar for a few years. Along with the flavor of smoky berries was a hint of plum and perhaps even a little vanilla. Very complex and very enjoyable.
The mouthfeel of La Crema Pinot Noir provides a texture of silky cream. The wine finished medium to long with well balanced and delicately rounded tannins that were experienced all over the cheeks and tongue.
Overall, I very much loved this Pinot Noir. It’s so worth the price and is definitely one of the best Pinot Noirs I’ve experienced over the years. The winemaker figured out how to get rid of anything that could have gotten in the way and delivered a wine that is complex, smooth, aromatic and finishes perfectly. Highly recommend!
La Crema Pinot Noir price about $24.99.