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