La Crema

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

9.0310 ratings
8.924 pro ratings
Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Chris Harvey

Bold, jammy Pinot. Oregano & leather aromas. Tart cherry and graphite palate

Bold, jammy Pinot. Oregano & leather aromas. Tart cherry and graphite palate

Mar 17th, 2018
Nick Lyons

By far one of my favorite Pinot Noir's I've had. Wild cherry flavors and pomegranate compliment the very classic Oregon earthy style. Give way to mushroom/truffle and forest floor nuances. Tightly structured for a Pinot with significant tannins, leaving you with a long finish. Great wine!

By far one of my favorite Pinot Noir's I've had. Wild cherry flavors and pomegranate compliment the very classic Oregon earthy style. Give way to mushroom/truffle and forest floor nuances. Tightly structured for a Pinot with significant tannins, leaving you with a long finish. Great wine!

4 people found it helpfulOct 30th, 2014
Daniel P. Drake

Ok I am liking this Friday thing. Enjoying a nice wine after a full week of being hammered from all sides by contractors and management. What a way to relax enjoying what nature has given us and man has painted into a beautiful picture. I am pouring a first run 2012 LeCrema Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley in Oregon. I didn't know until now that this is LeCrema's first vintage from the Willamette Valley. They have a new head winemaker at the reigns Elizabeth Grant Douglas. Douglas has been with LeCrema since 2001 as Enologist promoted in 2004 to Asst. Winemaker and the in 2011 promoted again to Head Winemaker overseeing all aspects of winemaking & production. In this their first vintage they are using grapes from several areas of the Willamette in the LeCrema style. That being said I feel this is more Californian than it is Oregonian. On the nose I get good fruit from strawberry, notes of violets, hints of cocoa and smoke that is ever present. At first sip on the palate I am getting expressions of sour cherry and pomegranate. There is a medium acidity, smooth tannins with a silky mouth feel. Not your typical Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. For a first vintage I think Elizabeth has done a good job with this Pinot.

Ok I am liking this Friday thing. Enjoying a nice wine after a full week of being hammered from all sides by contractors and management. What a way to relax enjoying what nature has given us and man has painted into a beautiful picture. I am pouring a first run 2012 LeCrema Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley in Oregon. I didn't know until now that this is LeCrema's first vintage from the Willamette Valley. They have a new head winemaker at the reigns Elizabeth Grant Douglas. Douglas has been with LeCrema since 2001 as Enologist promoted in 2004 to Asst. Winemaker and the in 2011 promoted again to Head Winemaker overseeing all aspects of winemaking & production. In this their first vintage they are using grapes from several areas of the Willamette in the LeCrema style. That being said I feel this is more Californian than it is Oregonian. On the nose I get good fruit from strawberry, notes of violets, hints of cocoa and smoke that is ever present. At first sip on the palate I am getting expressions of sour cherry and pomegranate. There is a medium acidity, smooth tannins with a silky mouth feel. Not your typical Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. For a first vintage I think Elizabeth has done a good job with this Pinot.

3 people found it helpfulJul 19th, 2014
Jeff Shapiro

Oh, how I love the Oregon Funk...... Pomegranate, orange peel, strawberry and tart cranberry with a very distinct yet subtle hint of wild flower and maybe some coffee grinds.

Oh, how I love the Oregon Funk...... Pomegranate, orange peel, strawberry and tart cranberry with a very distinct yet subtle hint of wild flower and maybe some coffee grinds.

1 person found it helpfulJun 11th, 2016
Bob Chlopak

Better than the Russian river wine. Has a bit more body and complexity. I'm a fan.

Better than the Russian river wine. Has a bit more body and complexity. I'm a fan.

1 person found it helpfulApr 5th, 2015
Alison Heller

Oh yum

Oh yum

1 person found it helpfulApr 12th, 2014
Allison Lyzenga

Delicious; medium bodied, fruit forward, oak, toast, intense vanilla; a little more opaque than I normally expect from Pinot noir

Delicious; medium bodied, fruit forward, oak, toast, intense vanilla; a little more opaque than I normally expect from Pinot noir

Sep 19th, 2016
Michael Chelus

Cherry, raspberry, cranberry, loamy earth, currant and oak. Good structure and soft tannins.

Cherry, raspberry, cranberry, loamy earth, currant and oak. Good structure and soft tannins.

Aug 14th, 2016
Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Owner and founder of C. T. Bucklin Wine Advising

8.2

Sturdy black fruit that was almost brooding. Thin on the finish and not much structure but still tasty. #lacrema #willamette #oregon #pinotnoir #newworld #ctbucklinwine

Sturdy black fruit that was almost brooding. Thin on the finish and not much structure but still tasty. #lacrema #willamette #oregon #pinotnoir #newworld #ctbucklinwine

Aug 13th, 2016
Lynn Penner-Ash

Owner/Winemaker Penner-Ash

8.1

Earthy, red berry some cranberry. Funk on finish, needs a bit of freshness

Earthy, red berry some cranberry. Funk on finish, needs a bit of freshness

Dec 11th, 2014