La Crema Pinot Noir Monterey 2012

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Lightly briary blackberry fruits greet the nose along with hints of flowers, blueberries and some cigar wrapper tobacco. This is a plump little win... Read more

The wine is a lighter color in the glass, quite typical of pinot noir. The nose is classic pinot, tart fruit notes, cherry and blackberry, and a h... Read more

A balanced style, with a mix of ripe berry, plum and light creamy oak. The tannins are laced with crushed rock and cedar details. Drink now through... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for La Crema Pinot Noir Monterey

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065211,297
3.50 5
Vintage: 2010 11/19/2012

Lightly briary blackberry fruits greet the nose along with hints of flowers, blueberries and some cigar wrapper tobacco. This is a plump little wine with earthy and bacon fat-framed flavors of raspberry and plum on the palate. The tannins are fine grained and offer gentle support to the fruit, which turns earthier and a little spicy on the back end before finishing with a wash of plum skin and charcoal. Shows a little heat on the finish. 87pts


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Snooth User: jtryka
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3.50 5
12/17/2013

The wine is a lighter color in the glass, quite typical of pinot noir. The nose is classic pinot, tart fruit notes, cherry and blackberry, and a hint of leather and tar. The taste is warm and pleasant, makes me feel like I'm enjoying a nice summer evening on the patio. Very nice fruit, blueberry and strawberry notes with some nice minerality midpalate. The finish is quite nice with some tartness but very smooth and dry, very creamy and quite reminiscent of many Oregon pinots. See the full review on my blog here: http://allaloneonaplanetfullofpeople.blogspot.com/2013/12/2012-la-crema-monterey-pinot-noir.html


External Reviews for La Crema Pinot Noir Monterey

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
08/28/2014

A balanced style, with a mix of ripe berry, plum and light creamy oak. The tannins are laced with crushed rock and cedar details. Drink now through 2020.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
07/17/2014

Bright red. Spicy red berries and rose on the nose, with a hint of smokiness in the background. Offers tangy strawberry and redcurrant flavors and a hint of cola, with a white pepper nuance adding bite. Finishes lively and focused, leaving behind sweet red fruit liqueur and orange peel notes behind. I like the blend of succulence and tanginess here.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
07/17/2014

Well done in a balanced style, with a mix of ripe berry, plum and light creamy oak. The tannins are laced with crushed rock and cedar details. Drink now through 2020.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2011 10/28/2013

Bright ruby. Black raspberry, cherry and rooty sassafras scents, with a hint of smokiness. Fleshy and smooth in texture, offering spicy red and dark berry flavors and a note of candied flowers. Picks up spiciness with air and finishes on a smoky dark berry note, with good thrust and length.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2011 10/28/2013

A lighter, more accessible version of their famed Sonoma Pinot. I think the Monterey is an amazing value. Bright summer berry and light licorice and cinnamon notes.


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Vintage: 2010 07/18/2013

The 2009 vintage of La Crema's Monterey Pinot Noir was a hit, and the 2010 is as good if not better. Aromas of macerated plum, tri-state strawberries, cigar, clove and black tea. Juicy and ripe, with proper acidity and a pleasant mouth-feel.


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Vintage: 2008 01/15/2010

Winemaker's Notes: In the glass, aromas of fresh strawberry and plum are immediately apparent, punctuated by hints of earth and sweet tobacco. The palate echoes the nose, with layered flavors of strawberry and plum joined by cocoa powder and espresso bean. A subtle earthiness leads to a fleshy mid-palate and a smooth, mineral-laced finish.


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Ratings & Tags for La Crema Pinot Noir Monterey

1110256 Snooth User: uvita
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4.50 5
2010 07/27/2012

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2008 02/10/2012

Winemaker's Notes:

Vineyard blocks were kept separate through fermentation. Whole cluster berries were gently handled to capture the juicy, fresh fruit character of the grapes, then cold soaked for four days at 48°F to intensify color and flavors. The wine was aged 6 months in 94% French oak (26% new) with toast levels ranging from medium to medium-plus. The wine was racked once out of barrel prior to final blending.

Tasting Notes:

La Crema is a pioneer in cool-climate artisan winemaking. From our home in the Russian River Valley, we have explored California’s finest coastal growing regions to uncover vineyards where cooling coastal wind and fog allow the grapes to ripen slowly on the vine, developing complex aromas and flavors. This quest has led us north into the rugged hills of Mendocino and south along the wind-swept slopes of Los Carneros, all the way to the cool benchlands of Monterey, where beautifully textured Pinot Noir makes a natural addition to our portfolio.

Vineyard blocks were kept separate through fermentation. Whole cluster berries were gently handled to capture the juicy, fresh fruit character of the grapes, then cold soaked for four days at 48°F to intensify color and flavors. The wine was aged 6 months in 94% French oak (26% new) with toast levels ranging from medium to medium-plus. The wine was racked once out of barrel prior to final blending.

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Notes: 26% New French Oak

Chemical Analysis:

Sugar: 0.6 grams per liter Total Acidity: 5.4 grams per liter

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