La Crema Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2014

Did you hear that explosion? It came from Oregon wine country.

And the hits just keep on comin’.

In 1970, there were 5 legit wineries in Oregon. Now, there are over 700 with more on the way.

Californians have contributed to the rapid growth by coming north and staking a claim.

But no need to go down to Ashland and build a wall. Some of the influx from the south has been positive.

Take La Crema. The California-based mega-producer bought vineyards in Dundee a couple of years ago.

Now, they’re producing a very tasty take on pinot noir. Full-flavored and super smooth,

2014 La Crema Willamette Valley is high-quality Oregon pinot at a good price. That is a rare combination.

Heads up! La Crema makes several pinots. Make sure you see “Willamette Valley” on the label.

As of April 6,  we saw La Crema Willamette Valley Pinot Noir  at:


Safeway Rose City             $27.99

Safeway Hawthorne          $27.99

QFC 56th & Burnside         $27.99

Trader Joe’s Hollywood      $23.99

QFC NE 33rd                       $27.99

Fred Meyer Hollywood       $27.49


Fred Meyer Walker Road    $27.49

Fred Meyer Beaverton        $27.49

Fred Meyer Raleigh Hills    $27.49

Fred Meyer Stadium           $27.49

Safeway  NW Lovejoy         $27.99

Safeway Cornell Road         $27.99

Trader Joe’s Beaverton        $23.99

Trader Joe’s NW Glisan        $23.99

Zupan’s Burnside                 $30.75

QFC  Miller & Barnes          $27.99


Fred Meyer Tualitin                   $27.49

Fred Meyer SW Barbur              $27.49

Trader Joe’s Lake Oswego          $23.99

Safeway Lake Oswego               $27.99