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 Pinot Noir is planted on a gentle slope just below the parcel where we source our Chardonnay. The vineyard is influenced by the cooling influences of the San Pablo 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 color and flavor development while preserving a refreshing acidity. This is undeniably Pinot Noir. It is intensely aromatic, floral, and earthy. On the nose, it offers red fruit, spicy black pepper, and a touch of vanilla. On the palate it is rich in strawberry and sarsaparilla with great structure, nice tannins and high acidity.