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Date Printed: 9/22/2014
La Crema Monterey Pinot Noir 2011
La Crema Monterey Pinot Noir 2011
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PRICE ON 9/22/2014: $22.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2011 vintage gave this Pinot beautiful aromas of boysenberry and cherry, supported by earthy tones of pipe tobacco, black licorice and warm baking spice. The broad palate is filled with flavors of ripe plum, dark chocolate and espresso bean, punctuated by savory herb and oral notes. Rich and round, with firm structure and beautifully balanced acidity.
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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.