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.

Pinot Noir

Vintage: 2021


This Pinot Noir opens with ripe cherries, orange peel, violets and black figs. True to form, the balanced, “pinot noir” spice comes through vividly in this wine and is layered with slight flavors of oak, vanilla bean, cinnamon and clove.

Extremely versatile, this Pinot Noir pairs well with all manner of meat and vegetables and of course is perfectly drinkable on its own.

Technical information

  • Appellation: California
  • Vineyard Sites: Lodi & Monterey
  • Aging: 6 months, American & French oak barrels
  • Alcohol: 13.8%
  • pH: 3.77
  • RS: .5
  • TA: 4.7