La Crema Pinot Noir 2006
Notes on the La Crema Pinot Noir Russian River 2006 : WINEMAKER NOTES: Our goal is to truly capture the Russian River terroir in the glass. The 2006 vintage gave us aromas of black cherry with hints of sassafras, clove and subtle dried herbs. The flavors center on dark lush fruit and spice, which provide rich texture, broad, structured tannins and a lingering, juicy finish. - Melissa Stackhouse, La Crema WinemakerLA CREMA PINOT NOIR RUSSIAN RIVER 2006
Interesting Pinot. Generally, I don't like Carneros Pinots but this has a nice earthy aroma that gives way to red cherry. Good acidity (seems the typical for the 06), some earth and layers of red fruit. Yummy.
Great rich color - light red. Good ripe fruit in the nose - cherry, plum. Good structure, decent tannins. Cherry is somewhat sour in the mouth, with a bit of bitterness (winemaker says tea, I would say tobacco). I would call this a classic Sonoma Pinot Noir. Has a long finish - sticks with you for a while.
Excellent 'everyday' Pinot Noir; creamy with Blackberry. Not very complex, but very enjoyable - especially for the price.
We've had this wine as a staple in our case for a few years, now. It is very fruity with a bit of a bite towards the finish. We've found it for as little as $18 in town. Pairs nicely with herb chicken and lighter beef dishes.
A good wine. Delicate but acidic. Not very complex or sweet. Some tannins.
Good stuff. Plum and cherries. Pretty complex for a thin and delicate wine. Small tannin pucker at finish. Probably best just to sip, not bad with a ham and cheese sub.
This was part of a Sonoma County trip to Healdsburg/Russian River for some wine tasting fun! This had a good nose with the light cabbage smell of Pinot Noirs that some people describe as smell of feet. With hints of vanilla and berries, this had more spices than a typical Pinot. Well made standard Pinot with good tannins. For more please visit http://dionyshius.blogspot.com/2012/07/russian-river-healdsburg.html
External Reviews for La Crema Pinot Noir
Vivid, bright and balanced. A lovely expression of Russian River Valley Pinot Noir: aromas of black cherry and vanilla bean are joined by hints of plum, black licorice and sassafras. The palate tends toward hedonistic, with vivid blackberry, cocoa and spi
Opening with aromas of ripe, round cherry, floral notes, spicy clove and licorice, this wine has substantial cherry flavors on the palate that meld with rich plum, orange peel and tea over a mouth-watering jamminess. With balanced acidity and firm tannins, this wine has a long, and lingering finish.
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.
'The 2006 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir opens with engaging aromas of ripe, round cherry, floral notes, spicy clove and licorice. Cherry continues in the mouth, melding with rich plum, orange peel and tea leaves over a mouth-watering jamminess. Balanced acidity and firm tannins round out a long, lingering finish.' - Melissa Stackhouse, La Crema Winemaker
Wine Tasting NotesAnderson Valley Pinot is hugely expressive. The vintage offers delicate notes of blueberry and aromatic tea leaves, subtle hints of cocoa and rose petals. Bright acidity and red cherries create a lush juicy entry, leading to a broad, sturdy finish.
Food Pairings for La Crema Pinot Noir
This wine is a blend of the best blocks this vineyard has to offer. The nose shows delicate tea leaf and blueberry notes, wrapped in supple oak spice. The broad palate is lush and rich with anisette, coffee and bramble flavors kept fresh by a classic Anderson Valley backbone of acidity.
164 cases produced.
|Sugar: 0.11 grams per liter||Total Acidity: 0.53 grams per liter|
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