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Vineyard: Boer

OwnersCarrie Boer, Richard Boer
AppellationChalone
VarietiesGrenache, Pinot Noir

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2008 Pali Wine Co. Summit Pinot Noir

14.6% alc., $29, screw cap. 45% Santa Barbara County (Turner Vineyard) and 55% Monterey County (Boer Vineyard). Small lot fermentation, aged 18 months. Intended for consumption upon release. · Moderately deep reddish-purple color in the glass. Lovely and complex perfume featuring aromas of slightly confected black cherries, berries, cola, spice, pepper, and vanillin that persist over time in the glass. Darker stone and berry fruits are nicely spiced and offer a pleasing richness of flavor. A really tasty fruit-driven and user friendly Pinot that aims to please. Very good. Reviewed January 27, 2011 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2007 Pali Wine Co. Boer Family Vineyard Chalone Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., 220 cases, $50, released November 2008. This 4.5-acre vineyard is farmed by Carrie and Richard Boer. Richard is the current vineyard manager at Chalone. The Boer Family Vineyard was originally named the A-Frame Vineyard and was owned by Phil Woodward, one of the original founders of Chalone Vineyard, and was planted to Cabernet Sauvignon. The vineyard was grafted over to Pinot Noir in 2006 using bud wood from favored blocks at Chalone Vineyard. The clones are 114, 115, 667 and Pommard 4. All of the Pinot Noir fruit from this vineyard is consigned to Pali Wine Co.. · Complex aromatic profile of dark cherries, herbs, char and forest floor. The red and black fruit is super ripe showing flavors of raisins, brown spice and root beer, but stopping short of a port, stewed taste. Flamboyant tannins should resolve with more time in the bottle, but this will always be a ripely flavored wine. Reviewed July 9, 2009 WINERY » ARTICLE »