2015 La Crema Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.6% alc., pH 3.76, TA 0.60, 11,850 cases, $40, Sourced from 14 grower and estate vineyards spread across the Russian River Valley. Clones 777, Flowers, Pommard, 2A, 667, “828,” and 23. 100% de-stemmed, 3 to 5-day cold soak, fermented in open-top tanks, and aged 11 months in French oak barrels, 31% new. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. Engaging scents of Bing cherry, baking spices and nut oil. Succulent and sweet dark cherry flavor with accents of spice, toast and anise. Easy to like in a middleweight style with complimentary tannins and an alluring cherry cola finish. Impressive quality at this scale of production. Score: 89. Reviewed March 17, 2018

Winery: La Crema Winery
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