Boedecker sources fruit from four vineyards in the Willamette Valley, principally in the Chehalem Mountains and Yamhill-Carlton, to make this dark wine. The fruit was fermented with ambient cultures in small fermentation tanks and French oak barrels, and the wine aged for 10 months on fine lees in mix of new and neutral French oak barrels, then nine more in neutral only, prior to bottling.
Deep ruby-garnet with light brick glints, the wine is perfumed with abundant spice and black cherry fruit. The palate is broody, but its chewy spiced fruit gets a lift of sun-dried tomato. A good wine for roasts, braises, fireside evenings (as shown).
2017 Boedecker Cellars Pinot Noir Athena Willamette Valley
13.6% ABV | $42 (sample)