Boars' View will be one of our most exciting and most watched Pinot Noir wines to add to the Gallery at Falling Bright. We are long time devotees of the wild and extreme Sonoma Coast and the Boars' View vineyards sit two ridges away from the edge of the Pacific on a rugged hilltop in the Fort Ross - Seaview AVA. The remote mystery of these storied coastal ridges beckoned to Fred and Carol Schrader just enough to capture their attention (which is usually fully devoted to their highly praised wines of Schrader Cellars in Napa) and they, together with long time friends Charles and Nell Sweeney and David and Judy Steiner embarked on the intrepid journey to Pinot Noir Greatness in 2007.
Development of the vineyards was managed by the legendary Ulises Valdez working closely together with Winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown who hand-selected California Heritage Clones Calera, Mt. Eden, and Swan - carefully matching clonal variety to site. Pinot Noir made by Thomas Rivers Brown bursts with intensity and richness as we have seen before in his Rivers Marie wines and Boars' View seems set to follow a similar path. The wines are un-fined, unfiltered, barrel aged in a consummation of Francois Freres, Ermitage, and Remond French oak for 10 months and built for depth and concentration with nuance developing in maturity. This is extraordinary wine that we will witness a blossoming in with each year to come. | Falling Bright
Winemaker's notes: "The 2016 vintage was a return to a more fruitful crop load at the vineyard, while still maintaining small, compact cluster size for maximizing skin-to-juice ratio and produced a dark, nuanced and complex wine. In the glass the 2016 Boars’ View displays a reddish-purple hue. Layered aromatic notes of clove, plum reduction, baking spices, and pine needles complement the fruit forward core. The wine shows a medium palate weight with both delicate and dark notes of finely gr ound dark chocolate, raspberry compote, anise, lavender oil, and lilac. There is just enough finely integrated tannin and acid to keep the wine structured, leading to an expansive, lingering finish."