2016 La Crema Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., pH 3.69, TA 0.54, <100,000 cases, $25, Diam closure. Sourced from multiple vineyards in the Sonoma Coast AVA.Clones 23, 37, 115, 667, 777, “828,” Pommard, Calera, Swan and Martini. 100% de-stemmed with 70% whole berries in tank. 3-day cold soak, fermented primarily in open-top tanks. Aged 9 months in 97% French oak barrels, 25% new. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. Reserved aromas of dark berries and barrel room. Rich and bold in a mid weight plus style, offering an array of purple and black fruit flavors. Oak contributes flavors of black licorice and toast. There is an assertive tannic backbone creating some astringency on the finish. Highly fruit-driven and one-dimensional, but still manages to offer some redemptive vibrancy. Certainly, no sense of place in this wine. Score: 88. Reviewed June 29, 2018

Winery: La Crema Winery
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