La Crema Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2014
Fruit was hand-picked, hand-sorted and gently de-stemmed, with 70% whole berries in tank. After being cold soaked at 48 degrees F for 3-5 days, it was fermented in open top tanks and punched down three times per day during active fermentation. Post-fermentation, free run was transferred to tank for one night of settling before racking to new and used French oak barrels. No racking out of barrels until blending prior to bottling.
9 months in 100% French oak (38% new).
Scented with sweet spice, ripe cherry, dark chocolate and coffee bean.
Flavors of fresh black plum, subtle layers of toasty oak and tobacco leaf. Richly textured, supple tannins, lingering exotic spice finish.
Enjoy grilled and roasted meats, prosciutto and mushrooms, or cured black olives with this wine — for bolder options try beef stew, pasta Bolognese and pan-seared pork belly.
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