93 Points from Vinous for 2016 La Bohème Pinot Noir

Josh Raynolds of Antonio Galloni’s Vinous gave our 2016 La Bohème Pinot Noir a 93 point score in his review of Oregon Wines published this May- “Oregon: An Embarrassment of Riches and Richness”.

“Deep vivid red. Powerful dark berry, floral pastille and succulent herb aromas are lifted by a smoky mineral element and a hint of peppery spices. Chewy and tightly focused on entry and then fleshier in the midpalate, displaying appealingly sweet boysenberry, black raspberry and spicecake flavors that deepen slowly on the back half. Well-concentrated but lively as well, showing excellent clarity and spicy thrust on a long, gently tannic finish. (made with 15% whole clusters)” – Josh Raynolds


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91 Points in the Wine Advocate

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate gave our 2012 La Bohème Pinot Noir 91 Points in their March 2015 edition:

“There is abundant red berry fruit on the nose, complemented by wilted violet petals and a touch of camphor. The palate is medium-bodied with soft, pillowy tannin. There is a plushness to the texture of this Pinot Noir, quite lush in the mouth, but there is sufficient structure and acidity to retain a sense of focus and avoid any blowsiness.” -Neal Martin


92 Points in Wine & Spirits

Our 2012 La Bohème Pinot Noir received an excellent 92 Point rating from Wine & Spirits Magazine:

“Suave when first poured, this wine’s scent of dark cherries and an earthy bottom note keep it grounded and seductive. The palate is a quiet marvel of succulence, ripe and high toned at once. Its cherry fruit gives way to pomegranate before shifting back again, with mildly savory, mildly bitter tannins. For a duck breast, simply seared.” – Patrick J. Comiskey

2012 La Bohème – 93 Pts in Wine Spectator

Our 2012 La Bohème Pinot Noir received a spectacular 93 Point rating from the Wine Spectator:

“Supple and light-footed, with remarkable density to the red plum and blackberry fruit, shaded with hints of cocoa and white pepper as the harmonious finish persists. Drink now through 2022.” – Harvey Steiman

94 Points & “Cellar Selection” in Wine Enthusiast

Our 2012 Pinot Noir La Bohème got 94 points and was chosen as a “Cellar Selection” by Wine Enthusiast Magazine.  Here is what they had to say:

“A candidate for the best La Bohème ever, this low-yield effort, from 27-year-old vines, opens with a lovely nose of rose petals, raspberry compote and a whiff of pepper. Deeply detailed berry flavors glide into a long finish veined with nougat and caramel, from 10 months in 50% new French oak. The elegance and length are impressive. Cellar Selection.” – P.G.

91 points in Steven Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

Our 2012 La Bohème Pinot Noir is off to a good start- just read what Josh Raynolds has to say about it:

“Vivid ruby-red.  Aromas of dark berries, cherry compote and oak spices are lifted by subtle mineral and rose elements.  Offers juicy black raspberry and floral pastille flavors that are given sweetness by a touch of vanilla and sharpened by a peppery note.  Round tannins shape a smooth, fruit-driven finish, which clings with very good clarity and authority.  This forward, plush pinot is delicious right now. 91 Points.– Josh Raynolds

Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

2010 La Boheme Pinot Noir:

92 Points “Sexy, spice-accented aromas of raspberry, cherry and lavender, with mocha and cola notes. Gently sweet black raspberry and floral pastille flavors lifted by a touch of bitter orange peel. Fine-grained tannins add grip to the long, penetrating finish. ” – Josh Raynolds (July 31, 2012)

Wine Spectator

1997 La Boheme Pinot Noir:

88 Points “A smooth, inviting, pretty wine, with ripe cherry and spice flavors that linger on the gentle finish. Unusually generous for the vintage… Drink now through 2004.” (November 15, 1999)

Wine Spectator

1998 La Boheme Pinot Noir:

90 Points “Strives for delicacy and achieves a lovely balance of juicy berry flavors and almost citrusy acidity, with the flavors extending into a long and lively finish. Picks up some nice hints of exotic spice as the flavors unfold. Drink through 2008.” (April 30, 2000)

Wine Spectator

2002 La Boheme Pinot Noir:

85 Points “Has some moderately intense meat, cherry and peppery spice flavors on a structure that tugs at the cheeks.. Best after 2005.” (May 31, 2004)

Wine Spectator

2003 La Boheme Pinot Noir:

90 Points “Ripe and round, with a slightly gamy edge to the currant and plum character, an inviting wine that finishes with fine tannins, the flavors lingering impressively. Best from 2007 through 2011.” (December 15, 2005)

Wine Spectator

2004 La Boheme Pinot Noir:

88 Points “Firm in texture, with chewy tannins around a lively core of blackberry and black pepper flavors, finishing with a fine balance. Best from 2008 through 2012.” (November 30, 2006)