La Crema Monterey Pinot Noir 2014
The grapes were picked at night or during the cool early morning hours and cold-soaked for three days at 48 degrees Farenheit. Next, they were punched down three times a day during fermentation, with no post-fermentation maceration, and racked out of barrel once at the time of blending, just prior to bottling.
On the nose, blackberry, cocoa powder, tea leaf and a hint of earth.
On the palate, black currant, ripe red plum, anise, lush tannins and a lengthy finish.
Conditions for the 2014 harvest were once again near ideal. As a result of a mild winter and a warm spring, harvest began roughly two weeks earlier than normal. Throughout harvest the weather continued to cooperate beautifully allowing the grapes ample sunshine to achieve optimal ripeness and flavour development while the cooling breezes maintained the vibrant acidity.
In a mixed or straight case: $42.74