The ancient sea-bed of the San Pablo Bay are mineral rich clay soils and define La Cruz Vineyard. Thirty-four acres are planted to Chardonnay. Typical to this vineyard is a pronounced bright acidity and signature spice notes. We've called the 2018 vintage a Gentleman's Harvest. The growing season was long, and harvest conditions were exceptional with long hangtime allowing perfect ripeness and paced and predictable harvest. The resulting vintage delivered very high quality, a wonderful gift that allowed us to make a magnificent La Cruz Chardonnay.
The 2018 La Cruz Chardonnay is bright and has a beautiful golden color. The wine shows aromas of tropical and stone fruit with a hint of vanillin oak. The wine is expressive in the mouth and exhibits green apple, pear, wet stone, white flowers, caramel, butter toast texture with a long, mouthwatering finish of acidity.
|Cases produced 283||Oak 25% New French Oak|
|Harvest dates Sep. 15-19, 2018||Alcohol 14.2%|
|Clones Wente, Clone 4||pH 3.55 Total Acidity 5.85 g/L|
|Fermentation Native Yeast||
Fact Nomacorc 100, plant-based closure with carbon
neutral footprint and specific low oxygen ingress rate.