An Impressive Pinot for Under $25- 2009 La Crema Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

I love a good Pinot Noir.  Easy to drink and complementary with a diverse variety of foods.  I have enjoyed La Crema Pinot Noirs for the last several years but, unfortunately, I wasn’t a huge fan of the 2008 vintage from Sonoma Coast.  As I took my first sip, I was hoping 2009 would be a better year…

About the Wine- From the Winery

2009 La Crema Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

La Crema’s 2009 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast is 100% Pinot Noir from Sonoma County.  The wine has 13.8% alcohol and retails for around $24.  For more information see

Now the Fun Part- Tasting the Wine

The La Crema pours a ruby color in the glass.  The wine opens up with aromas of cherry, raspberry, and a touch of oak.  This Pinot Noir has a juicy palate of cherry, plum, oak, and dark cocoa.  The smooth tannins are followed by a dry finish that leaves you wanting another sip.   This is such a smooth and balanced wine…it may be the best Pinot Noir I have ever had from La Crema.  2009 definitely erased my memories of 2008.  I can’t wait to grab another bottle!

My Wine Rating- A-

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