Vineyard: Bohan

OwnerGeorge Bohan
AppellationFort Ross-Seaview
StoryThe modern era of winegrowing in the West Sonoma Coast began with Michael Bohan who first developed a vineyard in 1972 with the help of the Pedroni family.
Dates Planted1972
Acres35
LocationSituated on a ridge top at 1,400 feet elevation on Bohan Dillon Road.
VarietiesPinot Noir
ManagersGeorge Bohan

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2014 Kutch Bohan Ranch Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., 150 cases, $49. Bohan Ranch was the first modern vineyard planted on the far Sonoma Coast in 1972. The grapes for this wine were sourced from a block planted in 1072 on its own rootstock which is rare in California today. The vines are planted in Yorkville Laughlin loam with a California sprawl trellis and are dry farmed. 100% whole cluster. Native yeast primary fermentation and native malolactic fermentation, fruit crushed and punched down by foot, aged on lees for 11 months in 100% neutral French oak barrels without racking. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. This wine has a distinctive feral and rustic character that is clearly a reflection of the terroir and grape selections. Slightly shy aromatically but pleasant, with aromas of raspberry, sous bois, woodland and dark rose petal. The mid weight flavors of black raspberry and blackberry are framed by mildly astringent tannins. The fruit has remarkable intensity which lifts the mid palate and finish. When tasted the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle, the wine was still uniquely rustic in character and seemed worthy of cellaring for to achieve further expression and to meld the tannins. Score: 92. Reviewed April 2, 2016 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2013 Kutch Bohan Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

12.3% alc., 150 cases, $49. Vines planted in 1972 (clone unknown). Own-rooted, dry-farmed, California sprawl trellising, 10' x 8' spacing, cordon pruned. Aged in 30% new and 70% neutral French oak barrels. · Moderate black cherry color in the glass. The nose is fresh and very pleasant with aromas of dark cherry pie glaze, spice, wildflowers, and conifer. The rich core of tasty black cherry, black raspberry and pomegranate fruits are embellished with a complimentary touch of oak. The tannins are fine-grain and slightly rugged, but add textural interest. The long and powerful, sweet cherry finish is beguiling. Score: 92-93. Reviewed January 22, 2015 WINERY » ARTICLE »