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how do I know if my LA CREMA Sonoma Coast 2009 Pinot Noir wine is still good??

Answer From Expert Roger Bohmrich MW

The short answer is that the only way to be certain a wine is sound is to open and taste it. The La Crema Pinot is generally a wine to drink on release, even if the Sonoma Coast is a cool climate zone. If you acquired it when it became available (around 2011) and have stored it well - in a cool, stable, dark cellar - it should be good if fully mature. But the time to drink it has arrived and nothing will be gained from keeping it longer.

About The Expert

Roger has enjoyed a lengthy career in the wine trade as an importer and retailer, and at present he is an educator, speaker and consultant. He set up and managed Millesima USA, a New York merchant affiliated with a leading European company. Previously, he served as senior executive of importers Frederick Wildman & Sons. In recent years, Roger has judged wine competitions in Argentina, Turkey and China. Roger became one of America's first Masters of Wine in 1993.

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