The Santa Cruz Mountain AVA includes three counties in California, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and San Mateo. Formally recognized in 1981, the Santa Cruz Mountains appellation was among the first to be defined by it's mountainous topography.
The terrain, the pacific ocean and the nearby San Francisco bay have wide-ranging effects on the appellation, creating a myriad of micro-climates in the region each uniquely effected by the elevation of the land, the effects of fog, sun exposure and soil type.
The 2017 Grüner Veltliner displays a pale straw yellow core with green reflections on the rim. Classic and intense aromatics of green apple, white peach pit, a touch of mango peel and cucumber envelop a tantalizing core of white pepper, radish and freshly picked white flowers. The medium-bodied palate is intensely packed with concentration of flavor, reminiscent of the nose, with additional notes of celery leaf and crushed stone minerality
Pairing: . Great with roasted chicken, grilled sausages, game meats, cured meats, alpine cheeses,