2015 Boars' View Pinot Noir

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2015 Boars' View Pinot Noir

Boars' View
Boars' View Estate
Sonoma Coast
100% Pinot Noir
Calera, Mt. Eden and Swan Clones
11 months in a mix of Ermitage, François Frères, and Remond French oak barrels
Thomas Brown

A powerful wine with lush flavors of brambly black fruits and tantalizing notes of cedar, the 2015 Boars’ View Pinot Noir is a spectacular representation of this classic vintage on the Sonoma Coast. Underlying the abundance of black fruits are elegant notes of fresh earth, licorice and night blooming jasmine that burst forth with a few moments in the glass. On the palate, the medium bodied wine shows deep flavors of ripe berries, crème brûlée, vanilla and hint of forest floor. The finish is ample with delicious lingering notes of macerated black cherries and a touch of vanillin oak.


The 2015 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 the 2015 Boars’ View wines.


The Boars’ View vineyard is ideally situated well above the fog belt of the pacific coast on a gentle sloping cornice that enjoys optimal sun exposure. Temperate maritime conditions protect the vineyard from winter’s chill and offer natural cooling from the summer’s heat. The result is a very early bud-break followed by a long and moderate growing season. The vineyard is comprised of three distinct soils, predominantly Goldridge Loam perfectly suited to Pinot Noir, threads of pebbly gravel, and a small section of coastal clay ideal for growing Chardonnay.