The winemaker says:
“We admit it. We’re a little obsessed with terroir. Especially when it comes to Pinot Noir. Technically, terroir means the absolutely unique characteristics of a site – soil, wind, temperature, cosmic influences, neighboring lavender fields, nearness of the sea. For Pinot, it means that the subtle texture and flavors of one site cannot be duplicated anywhere else.
Los Carneros Pinot is a subtly complex masterpiece. The 2006 vintage gave us brooding, earthy aromas of cherry and forest floor, with touches of spice. Flavors are complex, full with cherry, coffee and molasses surrounded by a soft, velvety texture that ends in a fleshy, long finish. A gorgeous wine.”
La Crema Pinot Noir ’06 is a soft, Old World-style red that complements a variety of dishes (especially the ones on this blog). It’s great—and better yet—Target (of all places!) must have negotiated a great deal, the normally $26 bottle sells there for $16. “Tar-jay” finally lives up to its name.
****Update: 3/1/09****: Target must have caught on. La Crema is now $25.99/bottle. [tear]