The Bohème Pinot Noir Taylor Ridge 2018 has an honest Burgundy-like savory-ness from start to finish. Wild red cherries, blood orange, bone broth, cracked peppercorns, cola, black tea and cooking herbs please the senses and take me on an olfactory journey. Is it Sonoma Coast? Is it Old World? Texturally Bohème Taylor Ridge Pinot is strong and fit with fine tannins and mouth-watering acidity. It’s young and shows it. A wonderful sensory exploration now for sure, yet you’re cheating yourself a bit by drinking it now. I suggest drinking 2024-2034.
From Kurt Beitler, owner/winemaker of Bohème: Taylor Ridge Vineyard is situated on a ridgetop, 5.3 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, permitting slow ripening of the fruit. 2018 Taylor Ridge Pinot Noir: The Swan Selection grapes were harvested October 6th with a yield of 1.49 tons per acre. 25% 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 20% new French Burgundy barrels.”