2014 La Crema Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., pH 3.60, TA 0.57, 10,146 cases, $40. Sourced from 14 grower and estate vineyards spread across the Russian River Valley AVA including the sub-AVAs of Chalk Hill and Green Valley. Clones 777, Flowers, Pommard, Wädenswil 2A, 667, “828,” and 23. 100% destemmed with 70% whole berries in the tank. 3 to 5-day cold soak, fermented in open top tanks. Aged in French oak barrels, 38% new. No racking out of barrels until blending before bottling. · Moderate cherry red color in the glass. Welcoming aromas of cherry and baking spices. A streamlined style that is both sleek and suave, with discreetly weighted flavors of cherry and red plum. The tannins are well integrated, the oak adds the right amount of seasoning, and the delightful finish is blessed with a generous presence of juice cherry fruit. Score: 91. Reviewed October 2, 2016

Winery: La Crema Winery
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted California Pinot Noir