Sappy red berries and cherries, coriander, orange zest and fresh violets quickly emerge from the glass. The tiny yields (2/3rd of a ton per acre!) and the drought vintage of 2015, which partly explains the low yields, makes for an especially concentrated Pinot Noir. With more and more air, the fruit keeps going while the clove, cola, dried violets and coriander slowly emerge. So tasty now I suspect many will drink it soon. Best, however, to wait and start enjoying the 2015 Boheme Pinot Noir Taylor Ridge in 2021 or thereabouts.
From owner/winemaker Kurt Beitler: “Taylor Ridge Vineyard is situated on a ridgetop, 4.9 miles from the Pacific Ocean. Its sandy loam soil is derived from prehistoric beaches that, over millennia, rose to 915 feet elevation. Cool fog from Tomales and Bodega Bays drifts over the vineyard and slows ripening of the fruit. 2015 Taylor Ridge Pinot Noir: The Swan Selection grapes were harvested September 12th and yielded 0.65 tons per acre. 18% of the grapes were retained as whole clusters with the balance de-stemmed. The wine received tailored cold-soak and hand punch-down treatment during fermentation, and aged 22 months in 15% new French Burgundy barrels.”