2013 Pinot Noir

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Averge Brix at Harvest:
26.4 ºBrix


Total Acidity:
0.60 gm/100ml


Cases Produced:
379 cases

Bottling Date:
August 1, 2014

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!”

Winemaker 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!

Harvest Date:

September 15, 2013

Fermentation Characteristics:

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

Cellar Storage/Aging:

10 months in French oak barrels, 15% new and 85% neutral


Carneros, Sonoma County

Release Date:

April 1, 2015