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!”
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!
- September 15, 2013
- 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.
- 10 months in French oak barrels, 15% new and 85% neutral
- Carneros, Sonoma County
- April 1, 2015