I brought this bottle six years ago from California to home and reading during this time those TNs I was afraid of the state of mine only one. Brilliant cherry colour for a Pommard-like nose. Strong, firm and going straight for minerality and fruit but with a disliking plastic aroma. Little artificial for that. Watery mouthfeel and acidic. Calling for fine food. Lovely bitterness. Nice matching a owed lamb leg. Happy B'day James, chiquitín!
Hace seis años traje está botella a casa desde California y durante este tiempo, leyendo las notas de cata, temía por el estado de mi única botella. De color cereza brillante para una nariz como a Pommard. Fuerte, firme y yendo directa a por la mineralidad y la fruta pero con ese desagradable aroma a plástico. Un poco artificial. Sensación en boca acuosa y ácida. Llama a la comida. Rico amargor. Un buen acompañamiento para una paletilla de cordero al horno.
Has developed some interesting secondary flavors of earth and minerals, adding to a core of bing cherry and strawberry fruit. Not particularly long, and faded over time with air exposure -drink up (although this was probably not intended for cellaring necessarily - it sort of fell to the back of my cellar inadvertently (and acquired as gift in the first place)).
Garnet in color. Fair amount of ETOH on nose, somewhat candy-ish (maybe red licorice or lollipop?) and a slight funky/barnyard aroma, which is not at all unpleasant. Palate is dominated by red fruit--cranberry, cherry; a little peppery spice. Decent acidity, smooth tannins, vanilla on the finish. Overall impression: pleasant, fairly typical, not especially complex, fair value @ under 18 bucks.
After an hour or open bottle time, an initial funk blows off. What's left are notes of strong, peppery cherry. Nice flavors, but the finish leaves an unpleasant taste in my mouth. A slightly bitter mustiness. Didn't finish the bottle.
decanted for about 45 minutes. Still a bit chilled upon first taste. On the nose there were Raspberries and strawberries. Very light in the glass, this wine had some nice acidity still, a bit of spice and some red fruit. A simple pinot.
I am a QPR fan of the LaCrema appelation designations, but this offering fell far short compared to other comparable SC offerings. Purchased from Costco for $16, tart nose, light fruit with vanished with air...will not buy again
Very good qpr. First impression on the nose is bright strawberry fruit. as the wine opens, it also dispalys some red cherry, rasberry, cinamin, and fresh sage. On the palate, it is classic Cali Pinot. On the light side in terms of body, but it has very fresh fruit and is food friendly. It has a tart acidity that could be interesiting to reaproach in a year or two. Some pleasant mid-palate tannin. This is an interesting wine that evolves in the glass. Even better night two. it picks up a Burgundian earthyness.
A casual sniff off the cork raised a huge red flag as the feared musty cardboard/wet cork smell was very obvious. This smell carried through on the wine and never went away. At first the flavors didn't show much of it, but after half an hour or so it was apparant.
very basic, decent pinot noir. Good qpr for $17.99/bottle. A little thin, but good bright flavors and acidity. tastes like pinot noir. not overly candied or extracted. opened up in the glass over an hour or so. would/will buy again.
Acidic, high-toned...definitely a food wine. Rich fruit nose right after opening so the rather restrained style was a little surprising. Ends on a sharp note that I initially found unpleasant. 2nd night was quite a bit better, paired beautifully with an Asian dish of steamed chicken, broccoli and rice. I came to enjoy the high notes and lip-smacking acidity. Really a very decent affordable Pinot, especially if a fat and jammy style is not your thing.
light ruby color. strawberries and pepper on the nose. candied cherries and strawberries all over the palate, with spice and toast. i was impressed by the acidity, which added a bit more balance. medium finish.
the price on this wine has just been sky-rocketing along with it's popularity, but this vintage satisfies with classic La Crema texture and nice acidic backbone, nice bouquet, beautiful balance, strawberry, raspberry and smoke, good mouthfeel
Very pleasant and enjoyable pinot for the price. Rich, fruity (cherry, strawberry) nose that follows through to the palate. Fairly long finish. Seemed to get a bit more bitter and tannic after it had been open for awhile. Would definitely get again.
Popped and poured. Medium bodied with nice red/garnet color. Cherry and red berry on the nose and palate with nice acidity, medium tannins, and a decent finish. Really opened up after about an hour in the glass. Nice food wine and would buy again if on sale.
Clear, ruby red color. The expressive nose showed clean cherry and red raspberry fruit that was mirrored on the palate. This medium-bodied wine had more tannins than the 06 Wild Horse and more depth to the fruit. The finish was fruit packed and longer than the first wine as well.