La Crema Monterey Pinot Noir

La Crema Monterey Pinot Noir 2019

  • $44.00*

Sappy, mid-weighted and brimming with maraschino cherry, darker fruit accents, bergamot, root spice and a lick of wet leaves. A twine of gentle astringency binds it all. The acidity, crunchy and saline. The overall effect one of effortless drinkability and an expansive sweetness, easygoing and nourishing. Quintessentially Californian by virtue of the polished veneer and well hewn tannins, defining the seams with a welcome savoury edge. Superlative value in a global Pinot context. Ned Goodwin MW

Over 30 years of experience working with chardonnay and pinot noir have established La Crema as a winery of consistent quality. La Crema produces wines from top cool-climate appellations to include; Russian River Valley, Sonoma Coast, Monterey and most recently Willamette. The unifying factors of all these sites are their cool, windy climates and marine-based soils.

La Crema's vineyards are all harvested by hand in the cooler morning hours. The winemaking techniques are primarily traditional with modern enhancements to ensure that the wines are true to both the variety and the terroir. Chardonnays are whole-cluster pressed and fermented and aged in French oak on the lees with bi-monthly battonage to add texture and complexity. The Pinot Noirs are cold soaked for five to eight days before fermentation in small, open-top fermenters and aged in a combination of new and used French oak barrels. As with the Chardonnay, La Crema's Pinot Noirs are pure, accurate and reflective of their origin.

Outstanding vineyard sources, limited yields and artisanal wine making produce wines that receive high acclaim.

750 mL
Monterey United States

* Across any 6 bottles of wine, when purchased in store.

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