Keller Estate

La Cruz Vineyard Pinot Noir

8.976 ratings
8.918 pro ratings
Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Jeff Sarfino

VP Sales and Marketing Lanterna Distributors, inc

9.4

The 2010 La Cruz is a classic example of Petaluma Gap wine from the always stellar Keller Family. Dark cherry, spice and a umami character that may come from the soil being composed of former seabed

The 2010 La Cruz is a classic example of Petaluma Gap wine from the always stellar Keller Family. Dark cherry, spice and a umami character that may come from the soil being composed of former seabed

2 people found it helpfulDec 19th, 2014
R. Addison Wehrfritz

Boy does this wine stink, in a great way! Some of the most powerfully pleasant aromatics from a Pinot I've experienced in a long time. Musty barnyard on the nose but with a clean, gentle, and refined citrus profile. Ever so slight salinity on the finish.

Boy does this wine stink, in a great way! Some of the most powerfully pleasant aromatics from a Pinot I've experienced in a long time. Musty barnyard on the nose but with a clean, gentle, and refined citrus profile. Ever so slight salinity on the finish.

1 person found it helpfulApr 29th, 2015
Jay Kline

From a 375ml. Secondary characteristics dominate the nose that includes mushrooms and red fruit. Still decent but definitely on the decline. Not enough acid to keep this drinking well for much longer. Tannins have completely subsided. Drink up.

From a 375ml. Secondary characteristics dominate the nose that includes mushrooms and red fruit. Still decent but definitely on the decline. Not enough acid to keep this drinking well for much longer. Tannins have completely subsided. Drink up.

May 23rd, 2015
Tom Riley

Spice, dark fruit, herbs, damp earth on the nose. Great acid in the mouth. Long finish. Good weight but sleek and elegant. This is a beautiful Sonoma pinot noir.

Spice, dark fruit, herbs, damp earth on the nose. Great acid in the mouth. Long finish. Good weight but sleek and elegant. This is a beautiful Sonoma pinot noir.

Dec 24th, 2014
Jay Kline

Out of a split. Popped and poured. Lots of strawberries but little else. Super easy and frankly a little boring. This would impress simpler palates.

Out of a split. Popped and poured. Lots of strawberries but little else. Super easy and frankly a little boring. This would impress simpler palates.

Oct 23rd, 2014
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.3

Bright cherry fruit pretty floral notes

Bright cherry fruit pretty floral notes

May 13th, 2014
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.3

Barrel fermented and barrel aged

Barrel fermented and barrel aged

May 13th, 2014
Joseph LaPanna

Notes of cherry and pomegranate on the nose. Tart fruit up front, cranberry, sour cherry and rhubarb followed by vanilla, sweet oak and cocoa on the medium finish.

Notes of cherry and pomegranate on the nose. Tart fruit up front, cranberry, sour cherry and rhubarb followed by vanilla, sweet oak and cocoa on the medium finish.

Feb 11th, 2014
Joseph LaPanna

Dark cola, sour cherries and ripe plumb dominate the core, subtle hints of porcini mushrooms and forest floor round out the medium long finish. Still showing well for a 2003.

Dark cola, sour cherries and ripe plumb dominate the core, subtle hints of porcini mushrooms and forest floor round out the medium long finish. Still showing well for a 2003.

Sep 16th, 2013
AJ Gubser

Pomegranate, fig, nutmeg, dried leaves. Good integration of fruit and oak on the palate with medium acidity and soft tannin. Very nice, drinkable new world Pinot.

Pomegranate, fig, nutmeg, dried leaves. Good integration of fruit and oak on the palate with medium acidity and soft tannin. Very nice, drinkable new world Pinot.

Aug 16th, 2020