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Date Printed: 9/30/2014
La Crema Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 1999
La Crema Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 1999
(search item no. 22343)
Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 9/30/2014: $21.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 PinotReport rating: 90 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 85 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 85 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 1999 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir has lush aromas of plum, raspberry and black cherry with notes of anise and clove framed by toasty oak. The flavors range from bright plum, black cherry and chocolate to vanilla and toast imparted by French oak barrel aging. This wine has silky mature tannins that make it enjoyable now but will also gain complexity with additional bottle age.
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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.