Vineyard: Boone Ridge

OwnerBarbara Banke
StoryHigh elevation vineyard in hills above Boonville, 1,300-2,000 feet. Planted to 7 Pinot Noir clones. Monopole for Champ de Rêves Pinot Noir.
VarietiesPinot Noir

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2011 Champ de Rêves Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., $30. From Boone Ridge Vineyard. · Medium reddish purple color in the glass. Very aromatic offering bright scents of dark cherries, fruit leather and spice. Middleweight flavors of black cherry pie with undertones of cola, oak, spice and herbs with a well tailored tannic backbone. The welcome burst of cherry on the juicy finish is backed by dry, ripe tannins. Score: 89. Reviewed January 20, 2014 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2011 Champ de Rêves Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., pH 3.55, TA 0.57, $40. Sourced from the estate Boone Ridge Vineyard perched on the hills 1,500 to 1,800 feet above the town of Boonville, first planted in 2006. The 85-acre site is a patchwork of small blocks and seven clones. Clones 667, 777 and 115. !00% de-stemmed with 70% whole berries in tank. 5 to 7-day cold soak, open tank fermentation. Aged 9 months in 29% new French oak barrels. No racking out of barrel until blending before bottling. Winemaker is Eric Johannsen. · Medium reddish-purple hue in the glass. Blackberry and blueberry fruits are featured on the nose with hints of cut flowers and nutty, vanilla-infused oak. Medium to full-bodied flavors of ripe purple and black fruits with toasty oak in the background. The refined tannins are well-matched and there is noticeably bright acidity on the moderately long finish. Score: 88. Reviewed February 22, 2014 WINERY » ARTICLE »