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Date Printed: 8/22/2014
La Crema Russian River Pinot Noir 2003
La Crema Russian River Pinot Noir 2003
(search item no. 79456)

PRICE ON 8/22/2014: $23.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 90 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 85 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The Russian River Pinot Noir reveals intense black cherry, raspberry and cinnamon spice aromas. Complex flavors of blackberry, raspberry, clove and leather are offset by a long, rich finish with supple, mouthfilling tannins. This wines great structure makes it an able companion to a variety of meat and game dishes, and its outstanding structure ensures that it will continue to develop beautifully with additional cellaring.
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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.