2013 La Cruz Pinot Noir 3 for $60
2013 Keller Estate La Cruz Vineyard Pinot Noir
Petaluma Gap 750ml
WSI 92+ W&S92
The La Cruz Vineyard is planted on mineral- rich clay soils left behind by the ocean as the bay receded. Very tight spacing in the rows creates competition between the vines for nutrients. This results in low yields and intense fruit flavors. The La Cruz Vineyard tends to wake up under a blanket of cool fog, which is then pushed out to sea by the strong winds of the Petaluma Gap.
Alluring aromas of rose petals, red cherry, strawberry and spice potpourri and a hint of chai tea continue as flavors in the silky-smooth mouth, with lingering flavors of red fruit, spice box and vanilla. 817 cases.
W&S 92: TOP 100 WINES – The soils here are heavy marine clay. In 2013 La Cruz grew a sanguine and firm expression of pinot noir, the aromas tilted toward scents of cumin and tomato leaf more than berry fruit. Bright acidity punches through the compact structure, refreshing the tough clay-grown tannins…