La Crema Sealift Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017
Aromas of blackberry, orange zest, and forest floor are complemented by flavors of black currant, plum, and hints of anise. On the palate, the wine offers fine grained tannins and a core of fresh acidity. Medium ruby-purple in the glass, the 2017 Pinot Noir Sea Lift, aged nine months in 35% new French oak, is scented of blueberries, cinnamon toast, crushed red cherries and boysenberry with fragrant earth, potpourri and tobacco touches. The palate is medium-bodied, silky and perfumed with lightly chalky tannins and seamless freshness on the long, spicy finish. Inviting red fruit and a sharpness of orange peel open the way to a juicy and supple midpalate of robust richness and weight that works well within the integrated tannin and oak. With underlying acidity, it remains fresh on the palate within its hearty fruit and layered texture. Well-structured, with concentrated red fruit and berry flavors, supported by a vibrant lattice of acidity and tannins. Minerally midpalate, featuring savory richness that extends on the vibrantly spiced finish. Drink now through 2025.