La Cruz is a sustainably farmed vineyard located in the Petaluma Gap. The multi-layered, mineral-laden clay soils were formed from ancient seabeds. The Chardonnay is planted on a beautiful knoll facing the Petaluma River at the tip of the San Pablo Bay. The vineyard is influenced by the cooling influences of the Bay as well as an opening in the coastal hills to the northwest, both of which allow fog from the Pacific to flow freely through the vineyards. This cooler microclimate results in more intense flavor development while preserving a refreshing acidity. On the nose, there is lovely citrus fruit, brioche, and a hint of vanilla. This is a dry wine with a medium-full body, good acidity, and notes of green apple, citrus, and caramel. The La Cruz Chardonnay truly represents a meeting ground between white Burgundy and California Chardonnay.