2012-2013-2014 La Bohème West Vertical
Three vintages of a small lot favorite: Pinot Noir from a tiny block of a high elevation vineyard known for its silky texture, intense black cherry fruit and woodsy character. Our La Bohème West Vertical features three extremely limited library Pinot Noirs from three fantastic vintages.
INCLUDES ONE BOTTLE EACH:
- 2012 La Bohème West Block Pinot Noir
- 2013 La Bohème West Block Pinot Noir
- 2014 La Bohème West Block Pinot Noir
These are very limited production wines never before sold on our website. Shipping orders only.
We planted La Bohème Vineyard in 1985 by selecting the very best vines from our original Estate Pommard plantings. Pat and Joe Campbell named the vineyard after the family who sold them the property – and their favorite Puccini opera. This picturesque vineyard overlooks the winery and the coast range mountains and rises to 800 feet, making it one of the highest elevation vineyard sites in the Willamette Valley. La Bohème was planted using cuttings from vines selected for small cluster size and intense flavors, hallmarks of the world’s finest Pinot Noirs. We prune and cluster-thin La Bohème heavily to limit yields and to maximize ripening and flavor concentration.
The west block of La Bohème is on a steep slope of tightly-spaced vines overlooking the Williams Canyon. With a flavor profile that differs from the upper block, we’ve occasionally produced an extremely small production wine (30 cases) from this area. This fruit is also used for our Condor Pinot Noir.
All of Elk Cove’s delicate Pinot Noir fruit undergoes the same gentle handling through our gravity flow system. This allows us to achieve the elegance, texture and luscious quality that are the hallmarks of exquisite Pinot Noir.