Tag: La Crema

La Crema Monterey Pinot Noir 2022 and Cambria Estate Winery Julia's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2022

Two Certified Sustainable California Coastal Pinot Noir Wines

 mywinepal  April 29, 2024

California is a leader in sustainable wine growing.  According to California Certified Sustainable, 38% of California winegrape acres that they monitor are sustainable, and 188 Certified Wineries produce 202 million cases of wine (80% of California wine).  That is remarkable and commendable.  I have two bottles of Certified Sustainable Pinot Noir wines from California to review for you:  Cambria Estate…

La Crema Pinot Noir 2019

Quick Review: La Crema Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2019

 mywinepal  February 22, 2023

Pinot Noir is one of my overall favourite grapes.  There are different styles from around the world, with Burgundy being at the pinnacle; cooler climate.  As well as BC and New Zealand.  Pinot Noir can also produce bigger wines, but still with softer tannins, in places such as California’s Sonoma Coast.  I received a bottle of La Crema Sonoma Coast…

Kendall-Jackson Vintner's Reserve Chardonnay 2020 and La Crema Monterey Pinot Noir Rose 2019

Summertime with Kendall-Jackson and La Crema Wines from California

 mywinepal  July 7, 2022

Summertime is a time we should be spending outside on our patios bbqing or maybe out at the beach or a park picnicking. White wines and Rose wines are typically good choices when the weather is hot and sunny. A plate of cheese appetizers, roasted chicken or grilled fish are a few pairings that you could try. I have two…

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My VanWineFest 2020 Public Events Selections

 mywinepal  January 5, 2020  2 Comments on My VanWineFest 2020 Public Events Selections

Tickets to the Vancouver International Wine Festival events sell very quickly and you can miss out on some great events.  All Festival events are very good but depend on what you are interested in doing, like attending a dinner, a seminar, or a mingler.  I thought I’d give you my suggestions, based on my interests in seminars and dinners primarily,…

MyWinePal Top 4.5-5 Star Wines

MyWinePal’s Near Perfect 4.5-5 Star Rated Wines for 2019

 mywinepal  December 19, 2019  1 Comment on MyWinePal’s Near Perfect 4.5-5 Star Rated Wines for 2019

This year I had many wines that I tasted this year that almost made my 5-star category; 27 white wines and 45 red wines.  These wines I rated as 4.5-5 stars.  When I check over them again, I can remember how much I enjoyed these wines.  Having a 4.5-5 or a 5-star rating does not mean that you need to…

Assorted California red wines at VanWineFest 2019

My Favourite California Red Wines at VanWineFest 2019

 mywinepal  March 15, 2019

While busily moving through the swell of people interested in tasting big Napa Cabs at the Vancouver International Wine Festival, I wedged myself into tables, and indeed tasted Napa Cabs, but also Pinot Noir, Merlot, Petite Sirah, etc. from various regions in California.  With the short amount of time I’m able to spend at each table, my tasting notes are…