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Date Printed: 4/27/2015
La Crema Los Carneros Pinot Noir 2008
La Crema Los Carneros Pinot Noir 2008
(search item no. 114865)
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 4/27/2015: $34.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The outstanding 2008 Pinot Noir Los Carneros reveals abundant damp earth, beet root vegetable, plum, black cherry and black currant characteristics that offer considerable complexity. Sweet tannins are present in this medium to full-bodied, velvety-textured, irresistible wine.

Los Carneros is the most southern of our Appellation Series Pinot regions. Straddling the Napa / Sonoma County line, the Los Carneros hills roll up from the San Pablo Bay. The unique factor here is wind - a relentless cooling force that charges up the rolling hillsides. Our Los Carneros vineyards are just three miles from the bay, so the constant cooling influence of wind and fog allow the fruit ample time on the vine to develop full, concentrated flavors and velvety texture.

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About La Crema:

Since 1979, La Crema Winery has been a pioneer in producing Burgundian varietals from the cool Sonoma coast. They handcraft their wine, one barrel at a time, at their family-owned estate located in the Russian River Valley. Balance, finesse and great fruit intensity come through in every glass of La Crema wine.

La Crema's location in the Russian River Valley is ideal for producing wines of uncompromising elegance and balance. To achieve this goal, several unique steps take place in getting fruit from the vineyards to the bottle. It begins in the vineyard, where careful canopy management and hand harvesting assure fully ripe, undamaged grapes are brought to the winery. At the winery, Winemaker Melissa Stackhouse uses artisan winemaking techniques to handcraft wines of distinctive flavor, elegance and balance.