La Crema 2008 Pinot Noir

2008 La Crema, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County

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La Crema 2008 Pinot Noir
VERDICT: "Go for it"
Russian River Valley, Sonoma County
14.7% alc.
$38 Review by Clinton Stark

La Crema 2008 Pinot NoirStrong value play. A relaxed drinker demonstrating true Pinot style from the Russian River Valley.

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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).

Clinton Stark
Clinton shoots videos for Stark Insider. San Francisco Bay Area arts, Ingmar Bergman and French New Wave, and chasing the perfect home espresso shot 25 seconds at a time (and failing). Peloton: ClintTheMint. Camera: Video Gear