2015 Boars' View Chardonnay

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2015 Boars' View Chardonnay

Boars' View Estate
Sonoma Coast
100% Chardonnay
Pure Wente Clone
16 months in François Frères French oak barrels [ 100% new ]
Thomas Rivers Brown

The 2015 Boars’ View Chardonnay possess an arrestingly intense and captivating bouquet with highlight aromas of citrus blossom and ripe lychee. Upon entry, the wine shows lush aromas of creamy lemon curd and ripe pears with hints of vanilla, white peach, and a subtle thread of dried apricots that beautifully repeat on the palate. This wine was aged sur lie (on the lees) that creates gorgeous, round textures in the wine with a creamy mouthfeel and elegant minerality. The balance of all of these elements makes for an outstanding wine experience.


The growing season began somewhat on the later side with flowering coming in mid-June and veraison being complete by the end of July. For the vintage, we along with our neighbors on the Sonoma Coast experienced a much lighter than usual fruit set. Once the berries underwent the development and color change of veraison, ripening was off to the races. Warm, daytime temperatures allowed the grapes to optimally mature which brought incredible balance to our 2015 Boars’ View wines.

Critical Praise 

Rated 93 pts. A powerful expression of Chardonnay and oak, this is bold and assertive, with rich fig, nectarine and tangerine notes, ending with a seductive campfire smoke edge that adds to the texture and aftertaste. Drink now through 2021.

— James Laube, Wine Spectator