Welcome to Ken's Wine Guide

....in search of the perfect bottle of Wine!

Reviews & Ratings

2012 La Crema Pinot Noir "Willamette Valley"

La Crema 2012 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

Winery: La Crema

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Willamette Valley"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Willamette Valley

State or country: OR

Price: $35

Cases produced: 12,000

KWG Score: 89 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: April 8, 2014

Wine Review: This Pinot Noir is La Crema's first foray into the Willamette Valley. They did very well and made a very approachable wine. This bright ruby colored Pinot opens with a very fragrant black cherry bouquet with hints of strawberry. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, gently acidic and mouthwatering. The flavor profile is a pleasant mild mineral infused black cherry with notes of black pepper, gentle oak and plum. The finish is dry and its mild acidity and flavors are nicely prolonged. This wine is very food friendly and would pair very well with a grilled salmon burger. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: For our first Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, we chose a blend that we felt best displayed the classic elegance, focused acidity, earthiness and vibrant fruit of the Willamette Valley while honoring the La Crema style, which emphasizes balance and supple texture. The nose is complex with hints of violets, star anise, marionberry (an Oregon native) and bay leaf, while the palate displays more brambly fruit, coffee bean, pomegranate and candied orange zest.

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell La Crema 2012 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir.

Colonial Spirits of Acton. Buy Wine online
Merriam Vineyards
Rileys Rows Fall Wine Special Ad