2016 La Crema Monterey Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., pH 3.70, TA 0.52, >100,000 cases, $23, Diam closure. 3-day cold soak, no post-fermentation maceration. Aged 9 months in French oak barrels, 21% new. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. Pleasing aromas of cherry, sandalwood and fertile earth. Forward-drinking style, offering satisfying flavors of black cherry, dark red raspberry and the slightest hint of oak. Soft tannins make for easy drinking and the modest finish is just good enough. Score: 89. Reviewed June 29, 2018

Winery: La Crema Winery
From article: Recently Tasted Pinot Noir & Chardonnay