Vineyard: English Hill

VarietiesPinot Noir

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2014 Bohème Tenth Anniversary English Hill Vineyard Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

14.3% alc., 192 cases, $45. Wente selection. Whole cluster pressed and cold fermented in seasoned French oak barrels, and aged on the lees for 20 months with complete malolactic fermentation. · Moderately dark golden yellow color in the glass. Aromas of lemon oil, cut grass, nori and buttery toffee come to the fore upon opening. Robust and ripe, but toned and uplifting, with flavors of pear, yellow apple, pineapple and creme caramel. Slightly creamy in texture with a sublime well-fruited finish. A superbly crafted fruit and oak driven Chardonnay. Score: 93. Reviewed May 7, 2017 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2014 The Withers English Hill Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

13.6% alc., 347 cases, $48. 8.5-acre vineyard planted in 2005. Located 9.2 miles from the Pacific Ocean in Occidental at 652 feet in Goldridge soil. Clones are Vosne-Romanee, 115 and 667. 35% whole cluster and feral yeast fermentation after a cold soak. Aged in French oak barrels, 15% new. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Highly ripened fruit aromas combined with notes of mesquite, stem and mocha java. Mid weight flavors of oak-kissed black cherry with an earthy, savory herb undertone. Plush in the mouth, with soft, merged tannins, spice notes, and some finishing goodness. This wine will benefit from more time in bottle to fully harmonize. Score: 89. Reviewed December 13, 2016 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2014 Bohème Tenth Anniversary English Hill Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., 446 cases, $49. Vineyard is located at the southwestern edge of Sebastopol Hills. Clones 115, 667, Vosne-Romanee and Calera each vinified separately. Yields 3.3 tons per acre. Tailored cold soak, 25% whole cluster fermentation, hand punch downs, aged 22 months in seasoned French oak barrels. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. Enchanting aromas of purple grape, pomegranate, black cherry, baking spice, and sweet pipe smoke set the stage. Flat out terrific in the mouth, with alluring mid weight flavors of raspberry and black cherry and a hint of oak and feral gaminess. Smooth and polished in texture, with a quenching cut of acidity on the finish. Score: 94. Reviewed May 7, 2017 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2014 la pitchoune English Hill Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

13.1% alc., pH 3.63, TA 0.58, 98 cases, 98 cases, $58. Dijon 115, 667 and a Vosné-Romanee selection. Harvest Brix 23.2º-23.7º. Aged 11 months in French oak barrels, 25% new, 25% once used and 50% 4 years or older. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. A relentless nose that pumps out aromas of dark red cherry, sassafras, and sandalwood over time in the glass. Juicy mid weight flavors of black cherry and black raspberry play in harmony with tannins and acidity, and persist on the finish that is immensely satisfying. My only nit is that oak chimes in a bit too much. Score: 90. Reviewed December 1, 2016 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2013 Bohème English Hill Vineyard Russian River Valley Chardonnay

14.1% alc., 72 cases, $45. Yield 2.7 tons per acre. Whole cluster pressed into neutral French oak barrels where it underwent 100% malolactic fermentation. · Moderately deep golden straw color in the glass. Aromas of lemon oil, apple and spice set the stage for satiating flavors of citrus, yellow apple, honey, caramel and toffee, finishing with a tight grip of acidity. Score: 92. Reviewed September 7, 2016 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2013 The Withers English Hill Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

13.1% alc., 145 cases, $46. This vineyard in Occidental was planted in 2005. Clones include Vosne Romanee, 115 and 667. Fermented with 35% whole cluster and ambient yeasts at cool temperatures after a cold soak. Aged in about 15% new French oak barrels. Racked once before bottling, unfined and unfiltered. · Moderate cherry red color in the glass. Lovely perfume of whole cluster-inspired spice, bark and rose petal enhancing the fresh cherry fruit. Mid weight flavors of spiced cherry and sandalwood, with modest backing tannins and a juicy finish. Admirable smoothness on the palate and very harmonious. Score: 91. Reviewed April 5, 2015 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2013 Bohème English Hill Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., 384 cases, $49. Composed of five clones yielding 2.79 tons per acre. 20% whole cluster inclusion. Aged 25 months in seasoned French oak barrels. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. Vigorous aromas of Bing cherry, baking spice and cigar box. Very sleek and polished in the mouth, with a slinky core of delicious black cherry fruit, underlain with oak driven accents of smoke and caramel. Great verve, with a bombastic finish that satisfies. Score: 93. Reviewed September 7, 2016 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2013 La Pitchoune English Hill Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., pH 3.61, TA 0.57, 99 cases, $58. Released November 2015. Harvest Brix 24º-25º. Dijon 115, 667 and a Vosne Romanee selection. Aged 11 months in 100% French oak barrels, 25% new. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Very appealing scent of black cherry and sous-bois. The light to mid weight flavors of black cherry and blackberry are vibrant and classy and embellished with the right touch of oak and spice. Impressive harmony with noticeable length on the aromatic finish. Score: 92. Reviewed November 5, 2015 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2012 Bohème English Hill Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., 766 cases, $49. This 8.5-acre vineyard is located at the southwestern edge of the Sebastopol Hills overlooking the Russian River Valley and Marin Coast. Yields 2.81 tons per acre. A barrel selection from clones 115, 667, Vosne-Romanee, BRC and Calera harvested and fermented separately. Aged 21 months in neutral French oak barrels. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. Lovely aromas of black cherry, raspberry, woodland and cherry leather. The wine’s flavors echo the nose with a perfectly ripened fruit profile. There is a slight smoky note in the background conferred on the wine by oak. The wine offers boundless elegance and a gratifying finish. Score: 91. Reviewed March 12, 2016 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2010 Bohème English Hill Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., 221 cases, $49. This vineyard is located on the southwestern edge of the Russian River Valley. Clones are 115, 667, Vosne-Romanee, and Calera selections. Yield .89 tons per acre. Aged 2 years in neutral French oak barrels. · Plenty to like on the nose with uplifting aromas of black cherry, spice and earthy flora. Elegant and suave, with darker stone and berry fruits augmented with cinnamon spice. There is a good cut of acidity and some finishing persistence. Score: 89. Reviewed April 19, 2014 WINERY » ARTICLE »