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Boedecker Pinot Noir Stewart 2014

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“Like most years,” says Boedecker of his 2010 Pinot Noir Stewart, “this incorporates most of our Dundee Hill fruit; but because it was such a cool year, there were a couple of surprises” when the blend was put together (which he and his wife always do blind). “A decent chunk of our (Clone) 115 from Shea went into this, which is unusual, because it’s usually a really big, structured block” — fitting the personality Pappas chooses for her “Athena” cuvee — “but this year was very red-fruited and silky.” Bright, juicy cherry and tart rhubarb dominate, with hints of nutmeg and cinnamon as well as piquancy of cherry pit attractively extending a sappy, savory finish that combines invigoration, refreshment, saliva-inducement and a sort of cyanic glow. Tannins are fine-grained to the point of disappearance. I expect this will perform impressively through at least 2018 and quite possibly gain in complexity and acquire a flattering patina without relinquishing its fundamental virtue of energetic, juicy brightness.

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Boedecker Cellars:
Founded in 2003 by winemakers Stewart Boedecker and Athena Pappas, Boedecker Cellars hand crafts small lots of structured, food oriented wines. We focus on Pinot Noir, bottling cuvees that bear the name and reflect the individual palate of each winemaker: Stewart and Athena. The Stewart is our red fruited Pinot Noir full of bright acidity, soft tannins and herbal aromatics created mainly from ... Read more
Founded in 2003 by winemakers Stewart Boedecker and Athena Pappas, Boedecker Cellars hand crafts small lots of structured, food oriented wines. We focus on Pinot Noir, bottling cuvees that bear the name and reflect the individual palate of each winemaker: Stewart and Athena. The Stewart is our red fruited Pinot Noir full of bright acidity, soft tannins and herbal aromatics created mainly from Wadenswil and Pommard. The essence of the Athena cuvee shows a black to blue fruit core, heartier tannins and spice, components redolent of the clones developed in Dijon. As the climate, the vineyard and the clones all influence the distinctiveness of the wine; our goal is to not only preserve these differences but let them shine. Read less

External Reviews for Boedecker Pinot Noir Stewart

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Vintage: 2010 12/12/2013

“Like most years,” says Boedecker of his 2010 Pinot Noir Stewart, “this incorporates most of our Dundee Hill fruit; but because it was such a cool year, there were a couple of surprises” when the blend was put together (which he and his wife always do blind). “A decent chunk of our (Clone) 115 from Shea went into this, which is unusual, because it’s usually a really big, structured block” — fitting the personality Pappas chooses for her “Athena” cuvee — “but this year was very red-fruited and silky.” Bright, juicy cherry and tart rhubarb dominate, with hints of nutmeg and cinnamon as well as piquancy of cherry pit attractively extending a sappy, savory finish that combines invigoration, refreshment, saliva-inducement and a sort of cyanic glow. Tannins are fine-grained to the point of disappearance. I expect this will perform impressively through at least 2018 and quite possibly gain in complexity and acquire a flattering patina without relinquishing its fundamental virtue of energetic, juicy brightness.


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Vintage: 2010 12/12/2013

Light, fresh and vibrant, this deft, light-footed and lively version offers raspberry, cherry and spice flavors, finishing with a haunting echo. Drink now through 2018.



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