Pinot Noir

Boars' View Pinot Noir

The presence of Goldridge Loam soil throughout the majority of the Boars’ View Estate was a blessing for Thomas and his love of California Heritage Pinot Noir. Marked by a yellowish, fine sandy surface, Goldridge Loam soil offers excellent drainage and low soil fertility — a perfect fit for low yield, high quality Pinot Noir vineyards. Pinot Noir grapes thrive in stressful environments, which create minimal foliage growth while maximizing flavor development within tiny berries. The soil at Boars’ View Estate was the perfect fit to concentrate flavor and produce wine with bright, well-balanced acid, ultimately leading to the intriguing and profound wine that is Boars’ View. 

The wine coming from Boars’ View continues to deepen and show its range of lush fruit aromatics. Spending 10 months in a complement of the finest François Frères and Remond French oak barrels allows this Pinot Noir to develop and emerge with more nuanced flavors and sweet oak notes that perfectly match the fruit forward qualities of the wine.

What we've been saying about 2015 all along is it's the best Pinot year since 2005. The weather conditions at set produced a very small yield at harvest which you can't replace the effect of through aggressive fruit dropping later in the season. The naturally small crop produced incredibly concentrated wines which also retained acidity and structure to help balance fruit impact. In short, this wine is the essence of Sonoma Coast Pinot. — Thomas Brown

100% Pure Pinot Noir
California heritage clones - Calera, Mt. Eden and Swan
True Sonoma Coast, near Cazadero appellation
Barrel aged for 11 months in a complement of Ermitage, François 
Frères, and Remond French oak barrels [ 65% new ]