From riverbed alluvial soils to volcanic soils, chalk and clay, the Russian River Valley has incredible diversity of soil types, one of the main reasons Pinot Noir thrives in this region. La Crema has tapped into this by creating a rich, elegant blend from vineyards across the area to showcase how different soils result in grapes offering unique flavor profiles. When uncorking a bottle, expect notes of blackberry, baked rhubarb, black raspberry, forest floor, dark cherry, sassafras and baking spice.
About La Crema
The original name, La Crema Viñera, means “best of the vine,” setting the standard for this winery since 1979. From their home in the Russian River Valley, the best cool-climate growing regions in California are explored through the lens of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Here, the ocean winds and fog allow grapes to ripen slowly on the vine, developing complex flavors and aromas. Winemaker Craig McAllister utilizes boutique, time-intensive techniques to craft distinctively balanced and elegant wines.