The ancient sea-bed of the San Pablo Bay is mineral rich, clay soils that define La Cruz Vineyard. Twenty acres are planted to Pinot Noir. It is typical to expect a pronounced bright acidity and signature spice note from this vineyard.
The 2018 La Cruz Pinot Noir shows bright and penetrating deep garnet color with lilac, rose petal, red cherry, and a dust of cocoa powder aromas. The wine exhibits lovely mouthfeel and texture with a complexity of Bing cherry, cranberry, and juicy strawberry/rhubarb, followed by a balanced and lengthy finish.
|Cases produced 263||Oak Regime 25% New French Oak|
|Harvest date Sep 14-19 2018||pH 3.55 Total Acidity 5.79 g/L|
|Clones Pommard, 667, 777, 828||Alcohol 14.13%|
|Cellaring potential 2021 - 2030||Fact Cool spring and moderate summer temperatures with ideal conditions at harvest.|