La Crema Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2012

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This is the oft touted Pinot Noir from Sonoma. A big wine with a strong nose of oak, earth, and cherries. On the palate, cherries, tobacco, and new... Read more

Oh.My.God. Is that what Pinot Noir is supposed to taste like? An overall overwhelming experience. The Nose is earthy and hints at what is to come. ... Read more

Bought this at Costco for 17.00 Read more

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Snooth User: pboss
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3.50 5
01/14/2014

This is the oft touted Pinot Noir from Sonoma. A big wine with a strong nose of oak, earth, and cherries. On the palate, cherries, tobacco, and new oak. Also has a very nice chocolate undertone. The star of this Pinot, though, is the velvety tannins and long finish. The wine has medium plus complexity with well balanced acidity. I wish this could be an everyday drinker, although at $20/bottle its not yet in my range.


Snooth User: JustSayin
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2010 07/15/2012

Oh.My.God. Is that what Pinot Noir is supposed to taste like? An overall overwhelming experience. The Nose is earthy and hints at what is to come. The palate...so subtle...I'm too inexperienced to pick out the indvidual notes...but hugely pleasing. The back end...an exclamation point, which lingers enough to entice you for the next sip. The weaker ears should avert their eyes...an orgasm in every glass. I can only hope that it doesn't get any better than this (or do I?).


4.50 5
Vintage: 2010 03/07/2013

Bought this at Costco for 17.00


Snooth User: Kyle Graynor
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2008 03/20/2011

A very good bottle. Very well balanced and a pleasing finish. The finish is so good that it almost prevents me from taking another sip. Almost.


Snooth User: EMark
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0.00 5
Vintage: 2008 11/25/2011

Had this with Thanksgiving dinner, yesterday, We also had some Chardonnay, Cabernet and Beaujolais Nouveau. So, any evaluation I offer would be quite tanted. I have to say, though, that I thought it was the best wine we had.


Snooth User: xozai
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 10/19/2010

Good with turkey


Snooth User: jaymesbawned
92991112
3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 03/29/2010

Not a bad pinot. seemed suprisingly buttery in the finish.


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External Reviews for La Crema Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
12/29/2013

This exceptional release offers up vibrant red cherry aromas that mingle with alluring cola, sweet spice and coffee bean tones. The palate is generous - reecting this vintage's near-perfect ripening conditions. Brambly fruit flavors combine with black licorice and classic earthy notes. Excellent concentration and mature, beautifully textured tannins create a broad, supple mouthfeel that lingers well into the back palate.


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Source: Grand Wine Cellar
11/25/2013

The 2009 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir offers aromas of lush cherry and red plum, with subtle hints of black tea and cola. On the palate, avors are ripe and elegant, centering on red cherry and spice with a touch of earthiness and dark chocolate. A rich, juicy mid-palate and vivid acidity lead to plush tannins on the finish.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
08/28/2014

Presents a tight beam of cherry-laced gravel, dried herb and cedar notes, ending clean and vibrant. Drink now through 2020.


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

Always a favorite. Lots of cherry cola and violet notes. Light- to medium-bodied with a clean finish.


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Source: We Speak Wine
09/17/2013

This exceptional release offers up vibrant red cherry aromas that mingle with alluring cola, sweet spice and coffee bean tones. The palate is generous - re ecting this vintage's near-perfect ripening conditions. Brambly fruit avors combine with black licorice and classic earthy notes. Excellent concentration and mature, beautifully textured tannins create a broad, supple mouthfeel that lingers well into the back palate. - ELIZABETH GRANT-DOUGLAS, WINEMAKER Type of Oak: 98% French (26% new) Medium, medium-plus toast levelsTime in Barrel: 6 monthsAlcohol: 13.9%T.A.: 0.56g / 100mLpH: 3.74R.S.: 0.06 g/ 100mL


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Source: The Wine Buyer
08/30/2013

Redolent with layered, beautifully nuanced aromas of fresh Morello cherries, violets and black licorice. Vibrant red plum and cranberry join in on the palate, with notes of tea leaves, orange zest and cocoa. A juicy, complex mid-palate leads to a lengthy spice-driven finish.


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Vintage: 2011 01/30/2009

Fresh aromas of raspberry, red cherry, nutmeg and cola.The bright cherry/raspberry flavors and lively acidity carry the mouthfeel with accents of plum and subtle mineral nuances


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613342 Snooth User: jgalpern
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2010 11/05/2010

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2008 01/07/2011

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2008 12/29/2010

196858 Snooth User: Koren
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2008 02/25/2011

244049 Snooth User: jkleach
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2008 01/07/2011

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2008 11/20/2010

603547 Snooth User: scoli83
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2008 10/10/2010

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Winemaker's Notes:

Fruit for this wine was selected from cool vineyard sites within the Sonoma Coast boundaries – all within 30 miles of the Pacific Ocean. To ensure the clusters arrived at the press intact, fruit was picked in the cool, early morning hours and delivered to the winery within hours of coming off the vine. To capture the juicy, fresh fruit character of the grapes, clusters were hand-sorted and carefully de-stemmed, then cold soaked for three to four days at 48° F to intensify color and flavors. Fermentation took place in small, open-top tanks; the cap was punched down into the juice up to three times each day to gently extract color and structure. With minimal post-fermentation maceration, the wines were basket pressed and racked to French oak barrels (26% new) for six months, adding additional layers of spice, texture and vanilla notes. Wines were racked out of barrel only once for blending just prior to bottling. Lots were kept separate until this time to ensure our winemaking team had a broad palette of aroma, flavor and structural components to work with when layering together the final blend

Tasting Notes:

Since 1979, La Crema has crafted the traditional wine varietals of Burgundy in the cool vineyards of the Sonoma Coast. This coastal region’s boundary begins at the Mendocino County border, continues along the western coastal edge of Sonoma County through the mouth of the Russian River Valley; and extends to the Los Carneros region on the southern Sonoma/Napa border. Our Sonoma Coast wines are a tribute to the tremendously fresh, concentrated and layered palette of flavors offered by these coastal vineyards. Crafted one barrel at a time at our family-owned winery, Sonoma Coast wines offer exceptional balance and fruit intensity.

Fruit for this wine was selected from cool vineyard sites within the Sonoma Coast boundaries – all within 30 miles of the Pacific Ocean. To ensure the clusters arrived at the press intact, fruit was picked in the cool, early morning hours and delivered to the winery within hours of coming off the vine. To capture the juicy, fresh fruit character of the grapes, clusters were hand-sorted and carefully de-stemmed, then cold soaked for three to four days at 48° F to intensify color and flavors. Fermentation took place in small, open-top tanks; the cap was punched down into the juice up to three times each day to gently extract color and structure. With minimal post-fermentation maceration, the wines were basket pressed and racked to French oak barrels (26% new) for six months, adding additional layers of spice, texture and vanilla notes. Wines were racked out of barrel only once for blending just prior to bottling. Lots were kept separate until this time to ensure our winemaking team had a broad palette of aroma, flavor and structural components to work with when layering together the final blend

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Notes: 26% New French Oak

Chemical Analysis:

Alcohol: 13.9% pH: 3.74
Sugar: 0.6 grams per liter Total Acidity: 5.6 grams per liter

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