2018 Loring Pinot Noir 'Boekenoogen Vineyard'
Santa Lucia Highlands, California
Located smack dab in the middle of the Santa Lucia Highlands Range, the Boekenoogen Vineyard sits higher on the hill than Garys' or Rosella's Vineyards on very lean, rocky soils. Planted in 1997 by John Boekenoogen on the cattle ranch his family has owned for five generations. Yields are held to three tons per acre. This was Loring's first vintage from this vineyard.
Clones: 113, 115
Barrel Program: Aged 10 Months in French Oak: (10% New)
Cases Produced: 300
93 points, Antonio Gallioni, Vinous. "The 2018 Pinot Noir Boekenoogen Vineyard sports a translucent ruby/plum color as well as notes of blackberries, red plums, sagebrush, and leafy herbs. It's beautifully balanced and medium-bodied, with a rounded texture and a great finish."
93 points, Wine Enthusiast. "Candied cherries and red currants meet with fresh hibiscus on the playful nose of this bottling. It's big boisterous on the palate, with loads of bright and ripe red fruits and a strong amount of gingerbread spice, proving big but balanced."