La Crema Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir Club Store 2010
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?).
Bought this at Costco for 17.00
Two and a half glasses
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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.
Ruby-red. High-toned aromas of redcurrant, cherry and white pepper, with a suave floral overtone. Very wild, spice-accented flavors of red berries, minerals and dried herbs. Offers attractive sweetness and pliancy but shows a slight dry edge on the back end. The gently tannic finish features good, spicy length.
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Rich berry-cherry, cola and raspberry fruit flavors mark this young wine. Itrsquo;s dry and stylishly elegant, and shows a certain aloof complexity. Almost rustic in scoury acidity and tannins, but it could develop bottle finesse in another 2ndash;3 years.
The 2010 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir is 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.
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.
The 2009 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast is outstanding. Its medium ruby color is followed by aromas of loamy soil intermixed with sweet black cherries, raspberries and plums. This medium-bodied, elegant, flavorful Pinot is already endearing and should continue to drink well for 2ndash;3 years.