2013 La Crema Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., pH 3.74, TA 0.53, $25. Fruit for this wine came from cool estate and grower vineyard sites within 30 miles of the Pacific Ocean. 100% de-stemmed, 3-day cold soak, basket pressed, fermentation in open-top tanks, punch downs three times a day during fermentation, minimal post-fermentation maceration. Aged 7.5 months in 100% French oak barrels, 21% new. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. A rather savory nose with aromas of spiced plum, black cherry and forest floor. Light to mid weight flavors of cherry, and oak-driven black tea and anise, framed by suave tannins. Pleasant, but rather shallow in this vintage with a thin finish. Score: 86. Reviewed April 20, 2015

Winery: La Crema Winery
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted California Pinot Noir, Rosé & Chardonnay