2008 La Crema, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County
Strong value play. A relaxed drinker demonstrating true Pinot style from the Russian River Valley.
Dusty, earthy, tobacco with black cherry on the palate.
Balanced with enough tannins to keep the flab away. Look for it for under $20 at your local retailer including Trader Joe’s. The ’08 was another strong year for Sonoma Pinot.
La Crema also makes a nice Chardonnay for about the same price.
$38. 4,700 cases produced. 100% Pinot Noir. 100% Russian River Valley. 10 months in barrel (98% French, 40% new barels).