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Date Printed: 9/23/2014
La Crema Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2005
La Crema Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2005
(search item no. 88505)

PRICE ON 9/23/2014: $19.79

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
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Aromas of ripe cherry, cocoa, anise and rich baking spices. Plush flavors of cherry, plum and pomegranate meld with hints of delicate tea leaf. Structured, balanced acidity and elegant, firm tannins round out the mouth.

Since 1979, La Crema has pioneered the cultivation of Burgundian varietals on the Sonoma Coast. This cool coastal region's boundary begins with a narrow strip at the Mendocino County border, continuing along the western coastal edge of Sonoma County through the mouth of the Russian River Valley, and extending to the Sonoma-Carneros border of Napa.

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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.