La Crema Pinot Noir 2013 Wine Review
Sonoma Coast, California, United States
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Bottle size: 375 ml
Natalie's Score: 93/100
Fleshy cherry and dark spice with a long, naughty finish on this California Pinot Noir. Medium-bodied and satin smooth like lingerie. A supple red wine with cherry-berry mouth-filling wonder and flavours. Just enough oak for hedonists. Layered yet not heavy. This pinot has been one of my favourites for years. Satin seduction in a glass. This wine is actually made by a Canadian, the Niagara Falls native Elizabeth Grant-Douglas who as a child helped her father with his backyard vineyard. She then became a member of the first graduating class of Brock University's Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture program. Pair with roasted turkey or chicken.
Pinot Noir food pairings: veal medallions, roasted pork loin, roasted and braised lamb, chicken stuffed with asparagus and goat cheese, venison burgers.
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This La Crema Pinot Noir 2013 was reviewed on March 19, 2016 by Natalie MacLean
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|Jacky Blisson rated this wine as 86/100 with the following review:|
Though I am sure this easy drinking, intensely fruit style would have many admirers, it is not the style of Pinot Noir I personally enjoy. Medium ruby in colour, with overt stewed strawberry, cola and spiced notes. Moderate acidity, with a firm yet velvetty structure, jammy fruit on the palate and vanilla and custard cream oak flavours on the fairly short finish.
|Alex & Priya - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 80/100 with the following review:|
Alex: ultra-smooth, but ultra polished as well. At first sip it's all hedonistic berry pie, custard, coconut cream and strawberry jam, and satiny in mouthfeel. But after a few the overuse of wood flavoring and residual sugar mar that first impression, and I'm left with a bitter, confectionary finish that lacks purity and real depth. This is a controversial wine, as it is adored by many, and a bestseller, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with loving it. It just isn't my type, but it is a leader for this style. 80 pts
|This is the half bottle (375 ml) format of this wine. The full sized 750-ml is also in this release. A consistently great producer of classic Californian pinot noir year after year. 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.|
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