USA - La Crema Wines
Winery : La Crema
La Crema has been established for more than 30 years. Their vineyard sites encompass the top pinot-growing areas of California and Oregon. Canadian Elizabeth Grant-Douglas is the winemaker and Associate Winemaker is Kiwi Craig McAllister.
Mixed SIX Pack contains one each
- 2014 La Crema Monterey Chardonnay
- 2014 La Crema Monterey Pinot Noir
- 2014 La Crema Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
- 2015 La Crema Monterey Pinot Noir
- 2015 La Crema Willamette Pinot Noir
- 2016 La Crema Monterey Pinot Noir
Monterey, California: This long valley stretches from Monterey Bay south through farmland and rolling hills, buffeted by the cold winds that sweep in off the Pacific Ocean. Monterey Pinots show dark fruits, spice and glide like a black gondola across the palate. Chardonnay is renowned for sweet citrus, grilled pineapple, stone fruits and papaya, with spice and minerality framing the fruit.
Russian River, California: Considered as one of the very best sub-regions in California for pinot growing. Large diurnal temperature ranges of 40C are not uncommon during the growing season. At La Crema's vineyard, cooling fogs blanket the vineyards during the evenings and mornings, but the temperature spikes during the sunny afternoons.
Willamette Valley (rhymes with damn it), Oregon: The largest region in Oregon, with over 70% of Willamette's vineyards producing 88% of the pinot noir. It is a huge and varied appellation that includes six sub-regions: Chehalem Mountains, Dundee Hills, Eola-Amity Hills, McMinnville, Ribbon Ridge and Yamhill-Carlton.