La Crema Winery 2013 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $30

By on January 6, 2016

la-crema-pinot-noir-2013-bottleElizabeth Grant-Douglas follows up quite nicely on the debut 2012 vintage for this Jackson Family Wines brand, and this bottling from eight vineyards throughout the Willamette Valley ranks as one of the most significant for Pinot Noir in Oregon. The nose offers something for everyone with its array of dark cherry, dusty blueberry, dried strawberry and vanilla, backed by touches of brown sugar, saddle leather, coffee and pomegranate. On the palate, there are opulent flavors of black currant, plum and blueberry that lead to a chocolaty mouth feel. Its long finish of pomegranate and cherry picks up a pinch of fresh herbs that should pair nicely with Duck Confit.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 17,916 cases

Alcohol: 13.5%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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