Bohème + West Pole ● Occidental, Sonoma Coast ● ≥6 Btls

[cheers.gif] Berserkers, we’re grateful to be included and participate.

We’ve configure ≥6 bottle orders at the Bohème Webstore (enter BD11 at check-out).
This includes our current release Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah wines which we farm at three locations near Occidental, Sonoma Coast, and produce at our Sebastopol winery.

Also, our new Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir cuvée: West Pole 2017 Pinot Noir for which we’re extending a ≥ 6 bottle orders (enter code WestPole17 at check-out).
West Pole Pinot Noir is 100% estate-farmed, fermented with 30% whole-clusters, and aged 21 months in 10% new French Oak barrels.

*UPS Ground Shipping computed at check-out; no shipping available to New Hampshire or Tennessee

For description of our wines see Jeb Dunnuck notes below or our BerserkerDay 11 thread

"Lots of minerality, as well as terrific notes of honeyed stone fruits, acacia flowers, and orange blossom, all emerge from the 2016 Chardonnay Taylor Ridge, which comes from a site near the town of Occidental on the Sonoma Coast. Nicely concentrated, medium to full-bodied, and exotic (it almost has a Riesling-like character), it offers notes of honeyed stone fruits, mint, toasted bread, acacia flower and orange rind along with beautiful minerality, notable concentration, and good acidity. 93pts

Also from the Sonoma Coast, the 2016 Chardonnay English Hill spent 18 months on less in 1-3-year-old barrels. It has a toasty, brioche, pineapple, and caramelized orange-laced bouquet as well as a medium-bodied, concentrated, slightly honeyed style that needs air to show at its best. 92pts

Moving to the reds, the 2016 Pinot Noir Taylor Ridge comes all from the Swan clone and was mostly destemmed (18% whole clusters) and spent 18 months in 20% new oak. This beautiful, classic Pinot Noir has lots of earth, foresty notes as well as cedary herbs, spice, and sweet red and black fruits. It’s a classy, balanced, medium-bodied effort that will keep for at least 7-8 years. 92pts

More black cherry, black raspberry, and foresty, stemmy notes emerge from the 2016 Pinot Noir English Hill. Fermented with 25% stems and aged in the normal 20% new French oak, this brilliantly textured, seamless Pinot Noir shines for both its complex, nuanced bouquet as well as its awesome texture and finish. It’s a stunning wine well worth seeking out. 95 pts

The 2016 Pinot Noir Stuller Vineyard saw more stems (30%) as well as a longer elevage, spending 22 months in 17% new oak. More scorched earth, dried soils, and sweet red fruits emerge from the glass and it hits the palate with a fruit-forward, soft, charming, and incredibly delicious style. It’s one of the more forward wines in the lineup yet I suspect it will still keep for 7-8 years or more. 92pts

Lastly, the 2016 Syrah Occidental Hills is outstanding and has a classic Sonoma Syrah bouquet of bay leaf, game, pepper, and spiced red and black fruits. This beauty is medium-bodied, balanced, has a pretty, silky texture, and a great finish. It’s another outstanding wine from winemaker Kurt Beitler. 90pts

The 2017 West Pole Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast boasts a big, opulent bouquet of assorted red and black fruits as well as plenty of classic Sonoma Coast spice, dried flowers, and leafy herbs. Rounded, medium-bodied, and elegant, it’s an outstanding Pinot Noir geared for drinking over the coming 5-6 years. This wine comes from the English Hill, Taylor Ridge, and Stuller vineyards (all on the Sonoma Coast) and was 70% destemmed and spent 21 months all in used barrels. 91pts" -JD Jan 31, 2020

Wishing good health and spirits,

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Great idea Todd.

Lets crush this…in for a case.

I live in TN, is it legal/an option to ship to a GA UPS location and pick it up there?

Thanks for the inquiry. We legally (and happily) ship to Georgia. UPS locations work well and have been very reliable for us. [cheers.gif]

We’ll get you suited up, doctor! Thanks for the support.

p.s. paging Scott Brunson (or Beazley/ Seiber) to charm us with Aykroyd/ Trading Places script… where are you clowns? neener

I’ve received a couple inquiries about whether the new 2017 Pinots we included in BerserkerDay would be accessible with the promo. Answer: yes; these aren’t listed on the website, but PM me and I’ll make sure to get you access.
Best luck, everyone,

Case arrived spotless. Now to let them rest…

Thanks Kurt.

Thanks very much, Joe!

Enjoy your bottles in good health. Some great ones in your case. [cheers.gif]


Thanks Mr Crowther for the order! We’ll send your bottles out on Monday. [cheers.gif]

2017 West Pole Wines Pinot Noir The West Pole
from CT

Popped and poured. followed over 6 hours. burg glassware

Macerated black cherry, raspberry and cranberry fruit on the nose. Aromas of orange peel and black + English teas with some sous bois. Palate is delicate to medium bodied with some soft fleshy lanugo texture due to obvious youthful exuberance. Mild acidity and tannin support the whole experience. Finish is medium length.

This Oregonian and unabashed Sonoma Coast fan loves it.

If this is a Tuesday wine, what’s open tonight? Great wine Kurt.

Joe, delighted you enjoyed the West Pole!
It’s truly top-grade Pinot with pure Occidental terroir. Right now coming into its own with all of those fruits you mentioned - even a hint of bramble - and fine tannins hitting nearly all points on the palate.
It’s been fun offering this wine at such an accessible price–won’t happen most years. :wink:


Our offer is still live – we’ve had a fantastic response to our '17 West Pole Pinot Noir. I’ve not given this bottle enough attention; a picture:

and the Sonoma Coast where we grow the grapes:

Wishing great health and finest wine to you.