La Crema Monterey Pinot Noir 2012


SKU CDI9014451


The 2012 vintage has been described by both winemakers and growers as ideal. The relatively mild conditions allowed the fruit to ripen slowly, developing the concentration and lush fruit character that can only come from extended hang time on the vine. Monterey Pinot Noir developed beautifully with this additional time to mature, while retaining its natural juicy acidity and freshness.
Category Red Wine
Country California
Region Central Coast
Appellation Monterey
Brand La Crema
Alcohol/vol 13.9%
  • st90

International Wine CellarBright red. Spicy red berries and rose on the nose, with a hint of smokiness in the background. Offers tangy strawberry and redcurrant flavors and a hint of cola, with a white pepper nuance adding bite. Finishes lively and focused, leaving behind sweet red fruit liqueur and orange peel notes behind. I like the blend of succulence and tanginess here.-JR

  • ws88

Wine SpectatorA balanced style, with a mix of ripe berry, plum and light creamy oak. The tannins are laced with crushed rock and cedar details. Drink now through 2020.

James Laube, September 30, 2014