2013 La Crema Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.1% alc., pH 3.61, TA 0.56, 17,916 cases, $30. 3- day cold soak, open-tank fermentations with hand punch downs three times a day. Aged 9 months in 100% French oak barrels, 25% new. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. An integrated marriage of cherry and oak aromas arrive on the nose. Impressive entry and mid palate attack of fresh, spiced red cherry and red raspberry fruits with complimentary oak in the background. Soft tannins, balanced acidity, and a pleasing, intensely fruit citrus-fueled finish complete the picture. Score: 89. Reviewed November 5, 2015

Winery: La Crema Winery
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