On the nose there are notes of wild RASPBERRY, musk rose, and forest floor followed by flavors of red PLUM, sassafras, and cherry candy on the palate. Overall, the 2016 vintage has a medium body with DELICATE structure and refined tannins.
Think classics with a twist here such as herbs de Provence roast chicken, tea-smoked duck, or cream of mushroom soup with sherry and thyme. A charcuterie plate with dried cherries would not be amiss!
ArcaMax, August 2020
“It’s not always easy to find a new-release Pinot Noir with a little bit of bottle age, but here it is. La Crema’s 2016 vintage from the iconic Saralee’s Vineyard offers a Pinot of uncommon depth and complexity, shows beautifully integrated tannins and is ready to drink now. Complex notes of raspberry, strawberry and cherry come together in a dazzling display of RRV Pinot Noir at its very best.” Robert Whitley