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Average Brix at Harvest: 26.4°
Alcohol: 13.85%

Total Acidity: 0.60 gm/100ml
pH: 3.54

Case Production:

379 cases

Bottling Date: August 1, 2014

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Larson Vineyard, in the Sonoma side of Carneros, is owned by our friend and fellow home brewer, Ken Larson. In our Pinot Noir we blended two Dijon clones: 60% clone 115 and 40% clone 667, both hailing from the Dijon region of Burgundy originally.  We really like the complex flavors, rich fruit and spicy firm tannin structure that this wine delivers…truly a classic “iron fist in a velvet glove!”

Wine Maker’s Tasting Notes:

Rich black cherry fruit, nice black pepper spice and touch of earth. Firm tannins cloaked in velvety plush silkiness, nice spicy finish. More fruit than a lot of Pinot Noirs—a Zin-lover’s Pinot!

Varietal Composition:

96% Pinot Noir, 4% Petite Sirah


Carneros, Sonoma County

Fermentation Characteristics:

12 days on skins including 5-day cold soak, Fermented in T-bins with 4 different yeasts, punched down by hand 2-3 times/day.

Cellar Storage/Aging:

10 months in French oak barrels, 15% new and 85% 2nd fill (1-year-old)


GOLD Medal – 2015 Pacific Rim International Wine Competition


Retail: $30 (750 ml)
Wine Club: $24