Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Great Pinot Noir - Drinking Perfectly Now

We tasted this last week and bought it all! An excellent Russian River Pinot in the perfect drinking window, and we have a great price to boot!

2016 La Crema Pinot Noir Fog Veil...our price.....$39.99

Release price...$52.99
"Our original name, La Crema Vinera, means “best of the vine,” setting the standard for all we do since 1979. Our family-owned and operated winery focuses exclusively on cool-climate appellations. We’re continually exploring these very special regions — passionate in our belief that they make uniquely expressive and elegant wines.
The grapes were sourced from our vineyards situated in the Santa Rosa Plain neighborhood of the Russian River Valley AVA. This neighborhood is slightly warmer than the westerly areas of the Russian River Valley. Daily fog moderates the summer heat and shallow Huichica loam soils encourage concentrated Pinot clusters on the vine. Primary clones blended for this vintage include: 115, 667, 777, Flowers, and Pommard." --winery notesPale to medium ruby-purple in color, the 2016 Pinot Noir Fog Veil has very pretty notes of cranberries, Bing cherries and pomegranate with touches of black pepper, lavender and cinnamon stick. Medium to full-bodied and offering a firm, plush frame and oodles of freshness, it gives tons of seductive yet elegantly styled fruit in the mouth, with a long mineral-laced finish. 
Rated 94/100 Wine Advocate
Rated 92/100 Jeb Dunnuck
Rated 92/100 Wine Spectator

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