Red Wines    Pinot Noir    Central Coast    California   
Wine.com - Buy wines, wine clubs, gift baskets and more
My Rating (circle) :
Date Printed: 10/24/2014
La Crema Monterey Pinot Noir 2012
La Crema Monterey Pinot Noir 2012
(search item no. 126858)
Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 10/24/2014: $22.99

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

Winemaker's Notes:

This outstanding vintage gave us a complex nose that offers up both savory and sweet tones; ripe plum and forest floor aromas are highlighted by notes of violet and cocoa powder. On the palate, pomegranate and blackberry take center stage, highlighted by notes of anise and mocha. The well-integrated acidity and fine-grained tannins create an elegantly structured wine.
My Notes:

Additional wines from La Crema:

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.