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La Crema Pinot Noir Russian River Valleytext

La Crema Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 2015

Russian River, Sonoma County, California, United StatesExpect a rich, spicy, entry with bright, juicy dark cherry pinot bathed in dried herbs. The palate is silky with bright plummy, floral, raspberry, blackberry fruit and a pinch of cola. There is an attractive, juicy, acidity character within the warm, spicy finish. Made for restaurants and pinot lovers. It is a complex mix of Russian River fruit that is aged in French oak for 11 months - only one third is new. Fog-bound mornings create a cooler climate and more intense flavours accented by hand-picked, hand-sorted berries with 70% whole berries making it to the fermentation tanks. The free run is transferred to tank for one night of decanting before racking to barrel where its sits until blending prior to bottling. The complex clone mix includes 777, Flowers, Pommard, 2A, 667, 828 and 23.Tasted: 19 March 2018Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$59.99750mlprivate wine shops
AB$49.99750mlfine wine shops
Producer: La CremaDistributors: Summit Fine Wines
Grape: Pinot NoirUPC: 049331002314