This is our 9th vintage sourcing fruit from the La Cruz Vineyard in the Petaluma Gap area of the Sonoma Coast Appellation. It may not be coastal as in “close to the Pacific Ocean”, but the site performs like a site near the coast. Brisk, cool winds and a thick fog bank protect this site from too much sun. Nice, even keeled afternoons make this site one of the most consistent sites to work with. Year after year we can expect, balanced ripeness and intense fruit flavors. This blend is made from wine from 2 different blocks at La Cruz: 115 Dijon & Pommard. 50% whole cluster fermentation
On the nose: lavender, baking spice and dried cherries. It is held together and given presence by vibrant acidity. The light tannins and gentle, pretty fruit deliver a wine that is showing well young, but will gain more complexity with time in the cellar. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.