2019 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
90 points, Wine Enthusiast, "Dark black-plum aromas are quite ripe on the nose, where loamy earth and wet sagebrush add more elegant layers. The rich plum and stewed mulberry flavors snap with acidity on the palate, where they are decorated with sage and mint elements."