2017 Boekenoogen Pinot Noir
Whether drawing upon our own vineyards or working with exceptional neighboring properties, our winemaking team has a long track record of crafting world-class Pinot Noir.
With its Dijon clones, well-drained mountainside soils, and exposure to Monterey Bay's cold winds and fog, Boekenoogen Vineyard is a true S.L.H. gem. Beginning in 1997, John Boekenoogen transformed his family's historic ranch high in the Santa Lucias into one of the region's best known estates. John's son Garrett oversees grape growing operations and supplied Morgan with a small amount of exceptional fruit for the 2017 vintage.
The grapes were completely destemmed after hand sorting. Manual punch downs produced a wine with supple texture and soft tannins. The wine was transferred to 66% new French oak barrels for malo-lactic fermentation and 11 months of aging.
On the nose are strawberry and rose petal, highlighted by sweet baking spices. Red and black fruit seamlessly transition from nose to palate. Balanced acidity and medium-weight tannins make this wine extremely food-friendly; perfect pairings would include duck confit, roast lamb, or a mushroom risotto.
A History of Acclaim
2017 Vintage: 93 Points - PinotFile
- 93 Points - PinotFile
- 92 Points - Jeb Dunnuck