2016 La Cruz Chardonnay
12 or more units
La Cruz Vineyard
Sep. 27, 2016
Classic Burgundian style, fermented in barrel with native yeasts and aged sur lie. This chardonnay exhibits baked apples, fresh baked biscuits, a rich mouthfeel, well integrated oak, crisp bright acidity and a long finish.
The ancient seabed of the San Pablo Bay is mineral-rich, with clay soils that define La Cruz Vineyard. This site is located in the lower portion of the property and sheltered more from the wind. Typical to this vineyard is a bright acidity and signature spice notes. Planted here are Wente, Clone 4, and the Dijon clones 15 and 17, from which La Cruz Chardonnay is made.