La Crema Winery
2012 Appellation Series Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
California: Sonoma County: Russian River Valley
You may know La Crema, but did you know that they produce a line of very small production wines in their Appellation Series? Forget everything that you know about the winery’s mainstream offerings. Today’s La Crema 2012 Appellation Series Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is a stunning, high-quality delight that will knock your socks off.
This delightfully delicious Pinot is rich enough to be paired with everything from strong cheeses to grilled red meats. One member of our tasting panel will be enjoying his bottles with a rare, unseasoned filet mignon. Whatever you pair this food-fantastic wine with, we know that your meal will be magically enhanced.
Deep and concentrated red fruit makes a big splash on the palate. On the nose, the wine presents a great rush of red cherry. The wine finishes long, with red fruit and subtle spice that sustain the longest.
Enjoy this wine with our boldest recommendation.
Vivid dark ruby through and through. Slightly translucent, with a beautiful lighter cherry red at the edge of the glass.
Robust aromas of sweet plum and bing cherry are balanced by notes of cola, orange zest, clove, sage, and pomegranate.
Concentrated and bold, yet well balanced, with deep fruit flavors of reduced cherry and sweet blackberry on the initial palate. These fruit notes are balanced by more earthy tones of cherry cola, freshly fallen leaves, aged sandalwood, black peppercorn, nutmeg, and just a touch of herbal black tea.
A lingering finish, wonderfully subtle with an absolutely beautiful texture. This wine is silky smooth on the palate, and, at the very end, a hint of blueberry remains at the tip of the tongue.
A herb encrusted filet, perfectly grilled, served alongside freshly roasted mushrooms.
What the Winery Says
- Elizabeth Grant Douglas
- 91+ Points - Wine Advocate (Previous Vintage), 90 Points - Stephan Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar (Previous Vintage)
- Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California
- Fruit Composition
- 100% Pinot Noir
- 9 months in 100% French oak, 30% new