2020 La Cruz Pinot Gris
La Cruz Vineyard
The 2019 La Cruz Vineyard Pinot Gris is a bright, dry, and highly aromatic wine. Upon the first sniff, you are greeted with intense aromas of white peach and jasmine. Flavors of nectarine, Meyer lemon, and yellow apple burst with tingly minerality on the palate. The smooth, full-bodied mouth feel provides a long, refreshing 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 of this vineyard is a bright acidity and signature spice notes. The Pinot Gris yields are kept very low and fruit is allowed to hang a little longer to ensure we get the fruit intensity, mouthfeel, and vibrant aromatics.