2013 La Crema Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., pH 3.58, TA 0.55, $40. A blend of grapes from 14 different properties including several estate-owned vineyards. Aged for 9 months in 100% French oak barrels, 33% new. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. The aromas and flavors veer to the very ripe side featuring black cherry, blackberry and Damsel plum fruits with a hint of cola. Quite sappy, with some tannin showing up on the slightly warm finish. Score: 88. Reviewed July 12, 2015

Winery: La Crema Winery
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