Boen Wines

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

9.0120 ratings
8.95 pro ratings
Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
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.

5 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
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
Tamara Iwaszkiw

5.9.19 @ Buehler’s

5.9.19 @ Buehler’s

May 10th, 2019
Tmac

Great fruit. Currants, berry, some spice. Wodurful lite tannic finish. Very good wine.

Great fruit. Currants, berry, some spice. Wodurful lite tannic finish. Very good wine.

Aug 30th, 2018
Doug Hatch

For. Donna

For. Donna

Feb 16th, 2018
Naoki Otani

2.12.2018

2.12.2018

Feb 14th, 2018
Sarah Dade

New favorite PN

New favorite PN

Jan 15th, 2018
Dan Durand

Perfect wine, Full body, robust flavor, smooth finish

Perfect wine, Full body, robust flavor, smooth finish

Dec 30th, 2017