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    La Crema Monterey Pinot Noir 2009
    Pinot Noir - Central Coast, California

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    • WE92
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 92 Wine Enthusiast

    Region: Central Coast, California

    Varietal: Pinot Noir

    Style: Smooth & Supple

    Alcohol By Volume: 13%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 106890

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The 2009 vintage was particularly smooth from start to finish. Budbreak arrived on schedule in the spring, and we saw lower than average rainfall. Healthy flowering led to a very even set, with few heat spikes during the season. Timely veraison and cooler weather later in the season allowed the grapes to ripen slowly and spend additional time on the vine. The Pinot Noir in Monterey lasted a full 8 weeks, beginning in September and lasting all the way into October. By all accounts, 2009 appears to be an outstanding vintage.

    In the glass, brooding, earthy aromas meld with juicy ripe plum, punctuated by lovely notes of black tea. The palate echoes the plum-filled nose, joined by black licorice and cocoa powder. A subtle earthiness leads to a generous, fleshy mid-palate and a smooth, mineral-laced finish.

    Critical Acclaim:

    A rich, vital, complex Pinot Noir. Completely dry, with a savory scour of acidity, it treads a fine line between ripe cherries and pomegranates and earthier notes of mushrooms and dried herbs. Lots of terroir in this fine wine, which will take a few years of bottle age.

    92 Points
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    Daniele (12/18/2011)
    Medium bodied, smooth, hints of blackberry with a little spice. Dry finish. I had it with pork and it paired nicely. Casual.
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    Cicio (3/4/2012)
    7+ yes medium body, very good nose, round, complex and full in flavor, fruity and earthy notes, medium-long finish, drink within 2 days, too expensive
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    jenbengel (4/26/2011)
    really like allooootttt
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    Stephen Bazzano (9/25/2012)
    Very tight and acidic out of the bottle. Nose of berry and pencil lead but piercing. By 3rd day under vacuum the wine toned down and became less acidic. Flavors of dark berry with nose becoming softer. Needs time!
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    Retired Wine Guy (5/9/2012)
    A decent Pinot. A very good value.
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    Laura McKinney (2/18/2012)
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