Our love for Cabernet spans decades, our passion for Pinot runs to our core. In 2007, we, along with good friends David and Judy Steiner became the proud owners of a phenomenal parcel of land two ridgelines in from the Sonoma Coast and named it Boars’ View. What started out as a grassy, untamed hilltop where wild boars roamed free has now become an exceptional Sonoma Coast vineyard thanks to the vineyard management prowess of Ulises Valdez and winemaking excellence of Thomas Rivers Brown. Presented by Fred Schrader and partners, this legendary partnership has brought forward a complement of wines that are profound, distinctively Sonoma Coast, and unmistakably Boars’ View.
2018 Boars' View Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast — Rated 95 pts. Lastly, the 2018 Pinot Noir The Coast saw the standard complete destemming and spent 10 months in 50% new French oak. It shows a killer bouquet of sweet black raspberry fruits as well as baking spices, forest floor, licorice, darker, earthy notes. With full-bodied richness, nicely integrated acidity, and a great finish, it's a step up over the 2017 (and the 2016) and is going to impress for a solid 10-12 years. — Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com
2018 Boars' View Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast — Rated 95 pts. I can't decide if I like the 2018 or the 2016 more, but both are brilliant wines. The 2018 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast has a slightly fresher, more vibrant style while still being packed with ripe peach, apricot, honeysuckle, and brioche aromas and flavors. Despite being brought up in new barrels, it's soaked up the élevage beautifully and is balanced and full-bodied, with terrific freshness and a big finish. It should drink well a decade or more. — Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com