Croix 2016 Pinot Noir

Narrow Gauge
Russian River Valley AVA
92 Points — Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
91 Points — Jeb Dunnuck
Russian River Valley AVA
100% Pinot Noir
15 months in oak
Cases Produced

The Croix Estate 2016 “Narrow Gauge” Pinot Noir is a blend of select vineyards located throughout Sonoma’s Russian River Valley. With access to several sites within the appellation, Kirk Venge felt compelled to create a wine that expresses the regional position in its entirety. This is a fuller, broader, and savory style of Pinot Noir with a complex nose of sweet tobacco, rose water, black cherries and allspice. The palate is exotic and expansive, yet focused, with tongue-curling acidity, a full body and a savory glide that finishes with substantial length. Croix’s “Narrow Gauge” Pinot Noir was named to celebrate the historical significance of the narrow gauge railroad movement in the late 1870’s - this revolution allowed rapid expansion of agricultural and industrial development, and it propelled Sonoma County to become the agricultural and winemaking powerhouse it is today.

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