La Crema Willamette Oregon Pinot Noir 75cl

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Country USA
Region Oregon
Brand La Crema
Grape Variety Pinot Noir
Size 75cl
ABV 13.5%
Closure Type Cork
Vintage 2012
Maturity Drink now
Food Match This goes fantastic with foods that are both earthy and aromatic�pepper-crusted prime rib, rosemary rack of lamb, saut�ed salmon or lentil soup with fresh tarragon.
Style Medium bodied and soft

Sincere. Delicate, Nuanced. La Crema's inaugural Oregon Pinot Noir, uniquely expressive and elegant, just like the Willamette Valley. Blackberry, violets, clove and cocoa powder in the nose. Dark plum, coffee bean, rich earth and red currant on the palate. Soft, supple tannins from perfectly ripe fruit kept fresh by juicy, balanced acidity.  This goes fantastic with foods that are both earthy and aromatic, pepper-crusted prime rib, rosemary rack of lamb, sauteed salmon or lentil soup with fresh tarragon. More adventurous? Try curried mussels and chicken masala.

Country Of Origin: USA
When La Crema was founded in 1979, the Russian River Valley had yet to establish itself as one of California's most important regions for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The first few vintages at La Crema were devoted to learning the intricacies of cold-climate viticulture and winemaking along with the task of procuring first-class vineyards for fruit.

In 1993 Jess Jackson bought La Crema and, with the help of winemaker Dan Goldfield, elevated the quality of the wines and enhanced the winery's reputation as a top producer in California for Burgundian varieties. Over the intervening years, La Crema expanded its collection of vineyards to include some of the most esteemed sites in not just the Russian River Valley but also Sonoma Coast, Green Valley, Fort Ross-Seaview, Mendocino, Carneros and Monterey.

With the 2012 vintage, the winery ventured outside of California to acquire Pinot Noir from Oregon's famed Willamette Valley. The unifying factors with all of these sites are their cool, windy climates and marine-based soils.

La Crema's vineyards are all harvested by hand. The winemaking techniques are primarily traditional to ensure that the wines are true to both the variety and the terroir. The Chardonnays are whole-cluster pressed and fermented and aged in French oak on the lees with bi-monthly battonage to add texture and complexity. The Pinot Noirs are cold soaked for five to eight days before fermentation in small, open-top fermenters and aging in a combination of new and used French oak barrels. As with the Chardonnay, La Crema's Pinot Noirs are pure, accurate and reflective of their origin.

Country Of Origin: USA

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