Boen Wines

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

9.0242 ratings
8.910 pro ratings
Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Randy Fuller

The 2015 Böen Russian River Valley Pinot Noir really comes on strong, but it does so in a very affecting way. California Pinot is always too ripe for me, too dark, too strong. But this wine is a savory gem that begs you to find its eccentricities appealing. Black as a moonless night, the Böen gives some of the strongest aromas of cola and black tea that I've ever noted in Pinot Noir. Heavy blackberries and plums also are in there. On the palate… well, just be ready is all I can tell you. It packs a wallop. The alcohol is predictably high, but it’s more the intensity of the flavors that grab me by the lapels and slap me around. If you like Burgundy, this is probably overload. If you like Syrah, get on board.

The 2015 Böen Russian River Valley Pinot Noir really comes on strong, but it does so in a very affecting way. California Pinot is always too ripe for me, too dark, too strong. But this wine is a savory gem that begs you to find its eccentricities appealing. Black as a moonless night, the Böen gives some of the strongest aromas of cola and black tea that I've ever noted in Pinot Noir. Heavy blackberries and plums also are in there. On the palate… well, just be ready is all I can tell you. It packs a wallop. The alcohol is predictably high, but it’s more the intensity of the flavors that grab me by the lapels and slap me around. If you like Burgundy, this is probably overload. If you like Syrah, get on board.

4 people found it helpfulJan 19th, 2017
Holly Morin

So goood down the Cape.

So goood down the Cape.

2 people found it helpfulMay 28th, 2018
Matt Sterr

Syrupy. Big blueberry syrup. Great for PN drinkers who like Syrah.

Syrupy. Big blueberry syrup. Great for PN drinkers who like Syrah.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 13th, 2019
Boris Mathiszik

Not my flavor profile, don’t understand the hype.

Not my flavor profile, don’t understand the hype.

1 person found it helpfulJan 26th, 2019
Sipping Fine Wine

From the Wagner Family. Ruby with berry fruit aromas and herb scents. On the palate cherry and cranberry flavors with earthy notes and floral spice. Good balance, soft texture on lingering finish ending with earthy tones. Very nice, good value.

From the Wagner Family. Ruby with berry fruit aromas and herb scents. On the palate cherry and cranberry flavors with earthy notes and floral spice. Good balance, soft texture on lingering finish ending with earthy tones. Very nice, good value.

1 person found it helpfulJan 2nd, 2019
Sipping Fine Wine

Owner and Winemaker Joe Wagner’s agricultural roots as a lifelong grapegrower and winemaker. Ruby with black berry fruit aromas and sweet spice notes. On the palate blueberry & blackberry flavors with vanilla oak notes, well balanced. Soft sweet tannins, lingering ending with fruit and spice notes. Very nice. Great value. Tasting Sample. Met Joe Wagner at a tasting in CT.

Owner and Winemaker Joe Wagner’s agricultural roots as a lifelong grapegrower and winemaker. Ruby with black berry fruit aromas and sweet spice notes. On the palate blueberry & blackberry flavors with vanilla oak notes, well balanced. Soft sweet tannins, lingering ending with fruit and spice notes. Very nice. Great value. Tasting Sample. Met Joe Wagner at a tasting in CT.

1 person found it helpfulOct 16th, 2018
Mike Elton

Very nice Pinot with good spice, cherry and vanilla.

Very nice Pinot with good spice, cherry and vanilla.

1 person found it helpfulMar 8th, 2018
Austin Hohnke

Ripe and fruity with lots of alcohol. Nice earth, but a real fruit bomb on the palate. Fun and easy to drink none the less.

Ripe and fruity with lots of alcohol. Nice earth, but a real fruit bomb on the palate. Fun and easy to drink none the less.

Jun 14th, 2017
Ananda Aisola

Body: Med, Alcohol: High, Tannins: Med/Low, Sugar: Semi Acidity: Med

Body: Med, Alcohol: High, Tannins: Med/Low, Sugar: Semi Acidity: Med

Nov 16th, 2019
Ananda Aisola

Body: Med
Alcohol: high
Tannin: Med/low
Acidity: med
Sugar: med sweet

Body: Med
Alcohol: high
Tannin: Med/low
Acidity: med
Sugar: med sweet

Nov 16th, 2019