|Subregion||U.S.A. > California > Sonoma|
13.0% alc., 200 cases, $54. Vineyard first planted in 1972 at an elevation of 1400 feet 2.95 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean. Goldridge soil. This wine is sourced from some of the original Pinot Noir plantings that are on their own rootstock and always dry-farmed. Fermented 75% whole cluster with indigenous yeast, natural malolactic bacteria, aged in used French oak barrels and bottled unfined and unfiltered. · Light garnet color in the glass. Highly pleasurable, whole-clusterinspired nose giving aromas of red berries and cherries and burnt tobacco. Light to mid-weight in style and although very gentle and gracious, with flavors of dark red and purple fruits and a slight vegetative undertone. Good harmony, with a silky texture and a juicy, lip-smacking finish. When re-tasted one and two days after opening, more fruit intensity on the nose and palate was evident with more finishing purpose.
The 2019 Pinot Noir Bohan Vineyard is another incredibly savory, complex wine from Kutch that has ample character. Meaty black cherries, savory herbs, saddle leather, and loamy earth are just some of the nuances here, and it's a more medium-bodied, focused, elegant wine that will benefit from a year or three of bottle age and cruise for a decade. 2022-2034