2001 La Bohème

The 2001 La Bohème is a powerful yet sensuous Pinot Noir. Characteristically showing masculine qualities of leather, smoke and black olives; it is harmonized with a rich ample body showing juicy plums. The sweetness on the palate is further balanced with the French oak to finish with a lingering silky texture.

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.

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.

Fruit from the La Bohème vineyard is fermented in small, temperature controlled steel tanks, hand punched down twice daily then aged for ten months in 50% new French oak.  Our winemaking team then selects the very best barrels to represent the silky, lush flavor profile that exemplifies La Bohème pinot noir.

  • Vine Age 16 years
  • Yield 1.9 tons/acre
  • Harvest Sugars 23.8 Brix
  • pH 3.62
  • Vatting Fermentation in small open top steel fermenters. 10 months in French oak.
  • Cases Produced 484

2001 La Bohème

The 2001 La Bohème is a powerful yet sensuous Pinot Noir. Characteristically showing masculine qualities of leather, smoke and black olives; it is harmonized with a rich ample body showing juicy plums. The sweetness on the palate is further balanced with the French oak to finish with a lingering silky texture.

Vintage
Vineyard

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.

Winemaking

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.

Fruit from the La Bohème vineyard is fermented in small, temperature controlled steel tanks, hand punched down twice daily then aged for ten months in 50% new French oak.  Our winemaking team then selects the very best barrels to represent the silky, lush flavor profile that exemplifies La Bohème pinot noir.

Viticultural & Enological Data
  • Vine Age 16 years
  • Yield 1.9 tons/acre
  • Harvest Sugars 23.8 Brix
  • pH 3.62
  • Vatting Fermentation in small open top steel fermenters. 10 months in French oak.
  • Cases Produced 484

Accolades

Wine Enthusiast

90 Points “…very well made, firm and varietal, with a complex mix of herb, leaf and tart fruits…”
Wine Enthusiast (October 31, 2003)