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Bouchaine Vineyards Bachus Collection las Brisas Vineyard Carneros Pinot Blanc 2009

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

This is nicely fragrant with fine mineral, sweet herb and smoke notes accenting the fresh peach and pear fruit. Soft and broad on entry with a bit of nuttiness right up front which is quickly washed away by the wine's vibrant core of white fruit. The mid palate is a bit creamy but the acid rises up on the backend adding real succulence to the palate. The fruit here has great persistence, really driving right through the finish with bright, Fuji apple and pineapple tones that end as the wine, started with a gentle hint of almond. This is a fairly rich white wine but without any heaviness or stickiness to the fruit. Simply a phenomenal white wine, and as delicious as any Californian white you're likely to find 93pts

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Bouchaine Vineyards:
Bouchaine Vineyards inhabits the oldest continually operated winery in the Carneros wine region. The site was first planted to vines and orchards in the mid-1800s by pioneer Boon Fly. In 1927, before the end of Prohibition, the property was purchased by Italian immigrant, Johnny Garetto. After the Repeal he operated perhaps the first winery with a tasting room in the region. Garetto shipped hi... Read more
Bouchaine Vineyards inhabits the oldest continually operated winery in the Carneros wine region. The site was first planted to vines and orchards in the mid-1800s by pioneer Boon Fly. In 1927, before the end of Prohibition, the property was purchased by Italian immigrant, Johnny Garetto. After the Repeal he operated perhaps the first winery with a tasting room in the region. Garetto shipped his wine to San Francisco and elsewhere from Buchli Station, a historic railway station located at the end of the road of the same name and the address of the Bouchaine property. facility1_1.jpgGaretto sold the ranch to Beringer Brothers in 1951. Beringer used the winemaking facility for the next thirty years making upgrades along the way. In 1981 Gerret and Tatiana Copeland, residents of Wilmington Delaware and long time admirers of the wines of Burgundy, purchased the facility from Beringer and established Bouchaine Vineyards. A massive renovation was completed in 1995 updating the winemaking facility with new technology and refurbishing the entire facility in a rustic style that garnered numerous awards from historic and architectural organizations. The most noteworthy change in winemaking style has occurred recently with the hiring of Michael Richmond as winemaker and general manager. Mike Richmond has over 30 years experience in Chardonnay and Pinot Noir production in the Carneros including his founding Acacia Winery. He and the Bouchaine winemaking team have updated both farming and winemaking to bring the wines to a new standard of excellence. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Bouchaine Vineyards Bachus Collection las Brisas Vineyard Carneros Pinot Blanc

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
4.50 5
01/04/2011

This is nicely fragrant with fine mineral, sweet herb and smoke notes accenting the fresh peach and pear fruit. Soft and broad on entry with a bit of nuttiness right up front which is quickly washed away by the wine's vibrant core of white fruit. The mid palate is a bit creamy but the acid rises up on the backend adding real succulence to the palate. The fruit here has great persistence, really driving right through the finish with bright, Fuji apple and pineapple tones that end as the wine, started with a gentle hint of almond. This is a fairly rich white wine but without any heaviness or stickiness to the fruit. Simply a phenomenal white wine, and as delicious as any Californian white you're likely to find 93pts


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Snooth User: vin0vin0
3578085,922
4.00 5
03/23/2013

Very nice Carneros Pinot Blanc. Plenty of ripe white fruit, some fig and some nice floral notes. This is well balanced with nice but not overpowering acidity, 13.8% alc. and a touch of round creaminess.




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