La Cruz Vineyard is sustainably farmed with certification from the California Sustainable Winegrowing Association. The terroir of the vineyard is marked by the unique weather patterns of the Petaluma GapThis Pinot Noir was hand-harvested at 23.5 Brix. It was cold-soaked for 3 days until the onset of a native fermentation. The fermentation took place in open-top fermenters, and was completed by BGY, a wine yeast isolated from vineyards in Burgundy.
On the nose, this Pinot Noir is aromatic, floral, and earthy. It offers red fruit, spicy black pepper, and a touch of vanilla. The palate is rich in strawberry and sarsaparilla. This Pinot has great structure in that it is rich in tannins and has high acidity.