Chasing Lions

I had the pleasure and honor of growing up in a multi-generational farming family.

In 1974 at the age of five, I began to follow my Grandfather every day on the family farm as he tended to his ranch. Over the years he taught me a lot about farming – but more importantly about life. Then one day in my late teens, he told me it was time to get off the ranch and “go chase lions.”

I never asked him what he meant by that, because something inside me already knew.

It’s been over 20 years now since he passed and I have been chasing lions ever since.

Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintage: 2017

Description

​The 2016 Chasing Lions Cabernet Sauvignon is bright with ripe red cherries leaping out of the glass, complementing aromas of boysenberry and spicy red plum in the mouth. This juicy and inviting wine shows flavors of milk chocolate, sweet red berries and a slight oaky smokiness, all harmoniously blended in a matrix of soft and supple tannins. The delicate vanilla finish lingers long after the last sip is gone.

Enjoy this crowd pleasing wine with grilled hanger steak served with rosemary roasted potatoes and garlicky broccoli rabe.

Technical information

  • ​Appellation: California
  • Vineyard Locations: Monterrey and Lodi
  • Blend: 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot
  • ALC 13.9%
  • TA 4.5 g/L
  • RS 4.0 g/L
  • PH 3.92

Chardonnay

Vintage: 2017

Description

It’s been 11 years since the introduction of the Chasing Lions brand: the first vintage was the 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon which was well-received for excellent quality at the price. Since then, Chasing Lions has gained popularity and brand loyalty and several accounts approached Chris and Elijah with a suggestion to expand the varietal offerings. Hence, they are pleased to proudly introduce the inaugural vintage of Chasing Lions Chardonnay.

The Chardonnay sourced in Monterey has flavors of melon, citrus fruit, apples and a slight bit of tropical fruit and the juice from Lodi lends the crisp, refreshing acidity. ​This is your weekday wine to quaff or enjoy with fish, shellfish, veggies, salads, chicken and pasta.

Technical information

  • Appellation: California
  • Vineyard Locations: Monterey and Lodi
  • 100% Chardonnay
  • ALC 13.5%
  • TA .5.2 g/L
  • RS .56 g/L
  • PH 3.63

Pinot Noir

Vintage: 2017

Description

This intriguing Pinot Noir opens with lush aromas of ripe cherries, orange peel, violets and fig leaf. The balanced, spicy mouth is densely layered with flavors of dried Turkish apricots and vanilla bean. The finish lingers long with flavors of caramel and cloves. Versatile, it pairs well with poultry, beef, fish, lamb and pork.

Technical information

  • Technical information
  • Appellation: California
  • ​Vineyard Locations: Sonoma 40%, Monterrey 38% and Carneros, 22%
  • ​Alc. 13.9%
  • pH 3.74
  • RS: 5.0 g/L
  • TA 4.5 g/L