Since 1979, La Crema has pioneered the cultivation of Burgundian varietals on the Sonoma coast. This cool coastal region’s boundary begins with a narrow strip at the Mendocino County border, continuing along the western coastal edge of Sonoma County through the mouth of the Russian River Valley , and extending to the Sonoma-Carneros border of Napa.
Californian wines in the UK fall into two broad categories – cheap and nasty or vastly over-priced and verging on the rather good. As a vast majority of the states production never reaches these shores we are generally left with the mass-market brands or the niche, boutique producers trying to make a name. The latter come with vastly inflated price tags.
But there are a few wines that slip between the two extremes. Take this Pinot Noir as an example; still a little expensive but certainly enjoyable.
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