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La Crema Pinot Noir 2012

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Community Reviewer reviewed this wine as follows:

La Cream Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir offers aromas of lush cherry and red plum with subtle hints of black tea and cola. On the palate, flavors are ripe and elegant centering on red cherry and spice with a touch of earthiness and dark chocolate. A rich, juicy mid-palate and vivid acidity lead to plush tannins on the finish.

Source: NB Liquor Stores
Community Reviewer reviewed this wine as follows:

La Cream Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir offre des arômes de cerises riches et de prunes rouges avec des soupçons subtils de thé noir et de cola. Au palais, les saveurs sont mures et élégantes, axées sur des cerises rouges et des épices avec une touche t

Source: NB Magasin d'Alcool
Wanda rated this wine as 84/100 with the following review:

Smoke and Berries is easily detected. Bright Ruby colour. Tastes like an aged wine. Balanced and well rounded. Lovely.
Heather Wall rated this wine as 85/100 with the following review:

One of my go-to labels. Not as well rounded as the 2011 but still a lovely expression of Russian River Valley Pinot. Smooth black plum, cherry, raspberry, leather, oak. A little more heat on the finish than I like but a shy sweetness comes through!
Rachelle Tingey rated this wine as 81/100

Natalie's Review

La Crema Pinot Noir 2012, Sonoma Coast, California, United States: Fleshy cherry and dark spice with a long, naughty finish. Medium-bodied and satin smooth like lingerie. A supple, smooth red wine with cherry-berry mouth-filling wonder and flavours. Just enough oak for hedonists. Layered yet not heavy. A consistently great producer of classic Californian pinot noir year after year. Love this silky Pinot Noir! It seems to get better every year. Beautiful cherries and field raspberry notes roll in first, then there's fresh earth aromas after a spring rain followed by some baking spices and a long finish. This pinot has been one of my favourites for years. Satin seduction in a glass. Drink: 2012-2015. 719435 13.90% D 750 mL  $31.95 Score: 92/100. September 13, 2014 Top Rated Red Wine. Charming Grilled Chicken Wine  Full Review




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