2018 La Cruz Pinot Noir


2018 La Cruz Pinot Noir
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SKU: 18061
Wine Details
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Clones
Pommard, 667, 777, 828
Harvest Date
September 14-19, 2018
Cases Produced
263
Oak Regime
25% New French Oak
Cellaring Potential
2021 - 2030
Alcohol %
14.13
Wine Enthusiast
93
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
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 a lovely mouthfeel and texture with a complexity of Bing cherry, cranberry, and juicy strawberry/rhubarb, followed by a balanced and lengthy finish.
Ratings
From Wine Enthusiast; Smoothly textured with flecks of allspice, chamomile tea and forest notes, this medium-bodied red is crisp in acidity and crunchy pomegranate, strawberry and a lasting tease of mint.
Vineyard Notes
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 Pommard, 667, 828, 777, and clone 123.
Winemaker Notes
The core of La Cruz Pinot Noir comes from the Pommard clone, creating a wine with an elegant backbone. Clones 667 & 777 adds bright fruit and mouth-watering acidity. Small percentages of other clones provide delicacy and spice, bringing all the varietal components together seamlessly. All our Pinot Noir fermentations use native yeast, allowing us to capture a real sense of place. Our winemaking practices strive to gently guide our wines through our gravity feed cellar with minimal intervention. The wine was racked once at bottling after ten months in barrel.