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Welcome La Crema to #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions. A delightful Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir would be perfect on your holiday table this year! Pinot Noir and turkey is a classic pairing. Pick up a few for friends and family members on your gift list. Oh, and don’t forget to pick some up for yourself to enjoy!
Suggested Sonoma wine:
2019 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
Graceful. Layered. Bold.
Aromas of BOYSENBERRY, cherry, and sweet tobacco are followed by flavors of RASPBERRY, blackberry, and cherry. The 2019 vintage presents fine tannins and BALANCED acidity.
The bold red fruits in the Pinot Noir pairs nicely with bacon-wrapped stuffed dates, and light and airy chocolate mousse.Examples of great pairings: Mixed Bean Salad, Tuna Salad, Nicoise, Antipasto, Grilled Vegetables, Olives, Grilled Salmon, Roasted Quail, Roasted Squab, Roasted Pheasant, Sausages, Mixed Grill.
Our original name, La Crema Vinera, means “best of the vine,” setting the standard for all we do since 1979. Our family-owned and operated winery focuses exclusively on cool-climate appellations. We’re continually exploring these very special regions — passionate in our belief that they make uniquely expressive and elegant wines.
A REMARKABLE PLACE
One of Sonoma County’s largest AVAs, the Sonoma Coast Appellation stretches from the San Pablo Bay in the South to Mendocino County line to the North and runs primarily along the mountainous coastline of the Pacific Ocean. A sprawling growing region, the Sonoma Coast AVA is known for its strong maritime influence that provides a cool growing climate throughout the year with fog moderating warmer summer temperatures. With its unique geography and climate, the Sonoma Coast has proven itself to be one of the world’s premier Pinot Noir producing regions.
The fruit for this wine was sourced from multiple estate vineyards spread across the Sonoma Coast AVA. Soils in the various vineyard sites are typically a mix of free draining sandy loam and clay loams.
It’s one of the world’s best cool-climate appellations.
It’s a place for La Crema.
The 2019 growing season on the Sonoma Coast was close to perfect. A rain-filled winter was followed by an idyllic wine country Spring. As a result, budbreak and fruit set were healthy, signaling an abundant crop in 2019. Summer was relatively mild and a continuation of traditional Sonoma Coast conditions. A long slow ripening season produced grapes with distinct flavors, aromas, and vibrant acidity. The 2019 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir harvest began on August 29th.
Our boutique, hands-on techniques continued into the winery.
The fruit was gently picked, sorted, and de-stemmed with 70% whole berries placed into open top fermentation tanks. Once in the tanks, the fruit was cold soaked at 48 degrees for three to five days. During active fermentation, punch downs occurred three times per day which allowed for increased extraction of tannins and color. Once fermentation was finished the free run wine was transferred to a secondary tank to settle overnight before being racked to French oak barrels for aging. The finished wine spent a minimum of eight months in barrel prior to final blending and bottling.
California’s exquisite Sonoma Coast, in a bottle.
Information and wine notes courtesy of the winery, BC Liquor store website and Butter PR. Images MyVanCity. I received complimentary wine to facilitate this feature.