In preparation for a long awaited visit back to Sonoma later this week, I opened a bottle quite apt for this upcoming trip. You might not find it on your local wine shop shelves however, if you’re in Sonoma, a visit to this wonderful winery is a must. Years ago, I had the opportunity to spend a day with former wine maker Carolyn Craig to learn about the processes involved in wine making. That experience forever influenced a genuine appreciation for the hard work which goes into the art and science of this industry.
Now, on to this amazing wine beginning with a medium ruby red color, aromas of rose petals, macerated strawberries, toasted oak and a hint of anise which brought on anticipation of the tastes in store. Flavors of dark cherries, blackberries and subtle plums rounded out a true Pinot. Medium tannins with a smooth, clean finish created an excellent paring for my grilled NY strip.
Current vintage for sale is 2014. I love this winery’s motto. "We drink what we can, and sell the rest!" www.larsonfamilywinery.com