La Crema Russian River Pinot Noir 2021


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Region: Russian River Valley
Grapes: Pinot Noir
First Glance: Elegant, Lifted Perfume, Generous

The Wine:
The fruit is predominantly hand-picked and gently de-stemmed, with 70% whole berries in tank. Cold soaked at 48˚F for 3-5 days. Fermented in open top tanks, punched down 3 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.

Aromas of blackberry, raspberry, and spice cake are followed by flavors of fresh cherry, boysenberry, and pomegranate. The 2021 vintage presents layers of flavor and a generous mouth-feel.