2012 Schrader "Boars' View" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (Previously 200)
The 2012 Pinot Noir The Coast is terrific. Ripe, juicy and explosive to the core, the 2012 blossoms with notable depth and texture, all beautifully balanced by the salinity and structure of the coast. The style is bold, ripe and exuberant, with all the elements very nicely balanced. This sumptuous Pinot is going to offer a wide window of fabulous drinking pretty much upon release. Drink 2016-2024 (AG)
Intense and vibrant, with deep, vivid, youthful blackberry and wild berry fruit that's tightly wound and supported by firm, spicy tannins. The impressive finish reverberates. Best from 2015 through 2027. (JL)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2012 Pinot Noir from Boar’s View, a blend of Calera, Mt. Eden and Swan clones, was aged 11 months in three separate French cooperages. This wine shows loads of sweet plum, Asian spice, black cherry and blacker currant notes, good acidity, medium to full body, and a nice, long layered mouthfeel. It’s still young, but promises to drink well for another 7-8 years. (RP)
Boars' View is a new project with vineyard manager Ulises Valdez and winemaker Thomas Brown working together to produce a top estate-grown Pinot Noir. This vineyard was planted on a ridge, some miles south of the Aston estate vineyard, also above the usual level of summer fog from the ocean. Pinot clones include "heritage clones" from California sources: Calera, Mt. Eden and Swan. According to the winery, yields in this young vineyard were kept to under two tons per acre in 2012. The winery's note: "Exemplifying Thomas’ signature style, the 2012 Boars’ View Pinot Noir is a stunningly rich, textural wine with enormous depth and range of lush, fruit flavor. Dark plums and ripe blackberries give way to sweet oak notes and voluminous character."