Ruby-red color with sparkling garnet highlights. Wild blackberry, Santa Rosa plum & strawberry with hints of oregano, sage & white pepper on the nose. Inviting flavors of ripe raspberry, boysenberry, black-fruit jam & warming spices.
For 2016, the Pinot Noir crop in the Russian River Valley was overall lighter than normal due to cold weather in late July and throughout August. We were extremely happy with the high-quality and abundant fruit harvested. During fermentation, we used both punch-down and pump-over techniques to ensure balanced extraction of flavor, aromatics, structure and color. To allow both the sweet and structural influences from the barrels to intermingle seamlessly with the rich fruit and ripe tannins of the wine, we aged Böen in100% French oak, 60% new.