2021 Pinot Noir La Cruz Vineyard

2021 Pinot Noir La Cruz Vineyard
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Wine Details
Pinot Noir
Petaluma Gap
Harvest Date
September 3, 2021
Oak Regime
10 months in 25% New French Oak
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
2021 La Cruz Vineyard Pinot Noir has deep garnet color with notes of cassis and citrus on the nose. In the mouth, note of black currant are revealed alongside supple, integrated tannins. The wine has a lovely aromatic depth reminiscent of red peppercorns and spiced cake.
Vineyard Notes
Keller Estate was once part of the ancient seabed below San Pablo Bay. These mineral-rich, clay soils define our site and result in a rich minerality, a signature of our wines. The site’s proximity ion the Western border of the Mayacamas Foothills, above the Petaluma River, is the southern stretch of the Petaluma Gap. Winds from the Pacific Ocean are pulled through the ‘Gap’ by the warming Central Valley interior which impart distinctive fruit and floral aromatics which define this AVA. We implement regenerative farming which focuses on top-soil renewal and contributes to increased cover crop and beneficial insect biodiversity, enhancing our own regional ecosystem as well as contributing to the health and vitality of the earth.
Winemaker Notes
At Keller Estate, we harvest our fruit at night to ensure that the fruit is cool when it arrives at the winery in the morning. Cool evenings are a signature of the Petaluma Gap, and Northern California in general, even during droughts and most heat spikes. Once at the winery, we de-stem the clusters into whole berries and chill berries for 24 hours to initiate a cold soak period. The fermentations are native yeasts, indigenous to this area, hence our care to farm regeneratively. The backbone of the 2021 La Crus Vineyard Pinot Noir is the Pommard clone, blended with other estate-grown clones like 667, 777, and 828, in our lower-elevation, hillside blocks. The barrels were aged in our cave for 10 months before bottling.
571 cases