"I grew 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 of 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."
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.
Because of the success of Chasing Lions Cabernet Sauvignon, Chris and Elijah wanted to add a Pinot Noir to the lineup. In chatting up their winemaker and grower friends, they found stellar fruit in Sonoma, Monterrey and Carneros that, when blended, showed that individual, disparate terroirs lend complementary components.
Food Pairing Notes
Versatile, it pairs well with poultry, beef, fish, lamb and pork.