Vineyard: Los Brisas

OwnerFrancis Mahoney
Story110-acre vineyard on Ramal Road in Sonoma Carneros. Often shrouded in fog until noon, it then receives cooling breezes from the Petaluma Gap until early evening in the summer. Soil is mainly sandy silt with a layer of gravel from an old stream bed and one area of black clay. Planted to a variety of Pinot Noir clones plus an array of Italian and Spanish varieties.
VarietiesPinot Noir

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2014 Anaba Las Brisas Vineyard Carneros Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., pH 3.50, TA 0.64, 180 cases, $48. This vineyard is owned by Francis Mahoney, one of the most influential figures in Carneros Pinot Noir. Harvest Brix 24.1º. Clones are Swan, 667 and 777. 100% de-stemmed, 5-day cold soak, each clone fermented separately, aged 18 months in French oak barrels, 30% new. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Nicely perfumed with aromas of black cherry and spice. Elegant in demeanor, with light to mid weight juicy flavors of black cherry and black raspberry with an earthy underpinning. Impeccable balance, with a modest oak-kissed finish. Score: 89. Reviewed December 13, 2016 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2006 Lost Canyon Los Brises Vineyard Los Carneros Pinot Noir

14.6% alc., <275 cases, $42. · Aromas of root beer, raisin and sassafras. The flavors follow in step. A very ripe fruited wine that is well-crafted and is both soft and smooth in the mouth. Lovers of Tootsie roll will be attracted to this wine. Reviewed June 16, 2009 WINERY » ARTICLE »