This is the most successful of La Crema’s three $34 regional Pinots, because it’s the fruitiest, most balanced and most satisfying. It shows expressive cherry, pomegranate, cola and spice flavors, but it’s a little soft and one-dimensional.
This is a good Pinot Noir to introduce a Cab or Zin lover to the variety’s appeal. It’s elegantly silky and dry, with pleasing red cherry, red currant, cola, mocha, orange zest and anise flavors.
Shows the crisp tartness and well-ripened cherry, currant and cola flavors of Anderson Valley, and finishes dry and elegant, with relatively low alcohol. With some bitterness, it seems at its best now.
Marred by a green peppercorn unripeness that makes the tannins especially difficult and dry. Hard to fall in love with, despite some good black cherry, plum and cola flavors. The chilly vintage seems to have worked against this wine.