La Crema Monterey Pinot Noir 2018
A flavoursome and juicy Pinot Noir from one of California's cooler regions.
Aromas of black plum, cherry, rhubarb and hints of earthiness. Flavours of red plum, raspberry and orange are underpinned by distinctive riverstone minerality and savory umami character. Plush and richly textured with juicy yet balanced acidity and integrated toasty barrel spice.
La Crema was founded in 1979 and quickly established itself as a pioneer for intensely flavoured Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from cooler climates. This wine comes from Monterey; this long valley stretches south through farmland and rolling hills, always buffeted by the cold winds that sweep in off the Pacific Ocean, making for one of the coolest growing regions in California. Because these vineyards have a longer growing season due to the cooler climatic conditions, grapes ripen more slowly and develop more complexity.