La Crema Pinot Noir 2014, Anderson Valley
The Anderson Valley AVA is considered by many to be one of the premier growing regions for Pinot Noir in California and wines from the area exude unique characteristics. Located near the cool influence of the Pacific Ocean, Anderson Valley offers a diverse range of geography from the valley floor broken up by meandering rivers to mountains that rise to over 1600 feet sitting above the fog line. This Anderson Valley Pinot Noir is a blend of fruit from two of our estate vineyards. Maggy Hawk in the cool “deep end” of the valley is one of the last vineyards before the Pacific Ocean and benefits from the proximity to the maritime influence. Skycrest Vineyard is situated within the warmer Eastern section of the valley and sits at a much higher elevation. Both vineyard sites benefit from unique soils comprised of weathered sandstone which moderates vine vigor and allow for excellent drainage. Clones for this wine include 115, 667, 777, and 828.
Aromas of black currant, rose petal, and cedar box are followed by flavors of blackberry, red cherry and forest floor. On the palate, the wine exudes concentrated flavors and silky tannins. This wine loves a burger with pickled onions, smoked cheeses, herbed roast chicken (or classic coq au vin!), pizza with sun-dried tomatoes and crab-stuffed mushrooms.
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