2014 La Crema Monterey Pinot Noir

2014 La Crema Monterey Pinot Noir

Region – USA – California

Sub Region – Monterey

Vintage – 2014

Varietal – Pinot Noir

Pricing – $16

Alcohol Content – 13.5%

Appearance

Bottle – Dark bottle with a yellow/cream-colored label with black font.

Wine – ​The wine is bright ruby and translucent with very light rim variation.

Aroma/Nose

First scents of cherry and plum followed by a nice vanilla and oak.

Texture / Body

Medium bodied wine with velvety tannins. Definitely a dryer Pinot Noir.

Tasting / Palate

Tastes of plum and strawberry hit the palate mixed with some earthy notes and tartness.

Finish

Nice soft well-balanced vanilla oak.

Overall Experience

This is a decent Pinot Noir overall. The earthy notes were a little heavier than I generally like but it was a nice change from the typical fruit forward Pinot Noirs out there.

Pairings

Food – Chicken, Turkey

Cigar – La Palina Bronze LabelTrinidad or My Father Cigars The Judge

Wine Publication Ratings

Wine Enthusiast – 89pts.

Wilfred Wong – 89pts.

Winemakers Tasting Notes

Aromas of black plum, cherry, rhubarb and hints of earth and loam. Flavors of red plum, raspberry and blood orange are underpinned by distinctive river stone minerality and savory umami character. Plush and richly textured with juicy, yet balanced acidity and integrated toasty barrel spice.

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La Crema Pinot Noir