2005 La Cruz Vineyard Chardonnay

The La Cruz Vineyard is the showpiece of the beautiful Keller Estate on the eastern edge of the Sonoma Coast Appellation near Carneros. Successful automotive industry supplier Arturo Keller and his daughter Ana planted their first vineyard on the property in 1989 and have painstakingly expanded their vineyard focusing on three ideally suited varietals for the Estate: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah.

This Chardonnay contains citrus and stone fruit components integrated with clove and hazelnut. The creamy texture creates a silky mouth feel. The richness and structure of this wine will enable it to develop very nicely. 



Rich straw color. Upon viewing of the aromatics, scents of lemon, orange and cloves leap out of the glass. With further aeration, mineral and earthy aromas come to view. Hints of lemon and orange continue onto the palate where they are met with notes of nutmeg and crème brulee. Silky smooth, yet crisp with acidity, this wine should continue to age well for another 5-6 years. - Bill Brosseau, Director of Winemaking