the series: appellation seriesAt La Crema, we are rather passionate about terroir. Especially when it comes to Pinot Noir. The In general, terroir conveys the unique characteristics of a site – everything from soil, wind and temperature to the neighboring eucalyptus trees or distance from the sea. For Pinot Noir in particular, it means the subtle expressiveness and texture of one site literally cannot be duplicated elsewhere. Produced in limited quantities, our Appellation Pinot Noirs are rooted in this concept: four exceptional cool-climate growing areas offering clearlydifferent expressions of this alluring varietal.the place: russian river valleyPinot Noir’s temperamental and fragile nature makes it a challenge from vine to bottle. Russian River Valley offers the ideal climate for Pinot to reveal its brilliance. Cool coastal fog rolls over the vineyards each evening and the fruit ripens at a leisurely pace in the moderate climate. Concentrated, small berries literally burst with flavor, wrapped up in heady spice and plush, round texture. For this release, our winemaker focuses on creating a complex, layered blend that marries the particular flavors, aromas, and structural characteristics of different vineyard sites within the appellation.