The orchestration of different yeasts coupled with sur lie aging in stainless steel tanks a well as French oak barrels of different ages, toast levels, and origins create an array of unique wines. Only the finest wines are combined in late spring into the vibrant final blend, showcasing the best of the estate. You will fine layered, lovely aromas of Fuji apple, clementines, kaffir lime, and jasmine. A rich, yet tangy palate showcases flavors of nectarine, lemon curd, and brioche with a long lip-smacking finish. Pair this with a roast chicken, a thick pork chop, or just good friends.
92pts Wine & Spirits "Bright, brisk and satisfying in its punch of fresh fruit, this is simple, luscious and delicious. It's lemony with lasting peppery spice. For chicken with spaetzle."
Bouchaine's 100-acre estate vineyard lies on the southern border of Napa Valley's Carneros district, overlooking the San Francisco bay with the financial district in the distance. Fog, wine, and the cold night time temperatures of this unique geographical area lend a distinctive regional identity to the Pinot Noir.
Bouchaine is the oldest continuously operating winery in Carneros. Boon Fly planted grapes and fruit trees on the property in the late 1880s and an Italian winemaker, Johnny Garetto, bought the land in 1927 and farmed it until 1961, when he sold to Beringer. It was used as a storage facility for 20 years before being purchased by Gerret and Tatiana Copeland along with 30 additional acres of the surrounding land.
The Copelands revitalized the property with new vineyards, winery improvements, and a renewed sense of purpose. Redwood from early storage tanks were recycled and repurposed into the new façade for the winery and tasting room buildings. John Garetto's original sign from the 1930's was found being used to patch a hole in the roof and is now hung in the Bouchaine Conference room.
Under the Copelands' leadership, Bouchaine has grown from a pair of ramshackle buildings into a thriving vineyard estate.
1.5L / 14.2% ABV