TN: 2012 Bohème Wines Syrah Occidental Hills

2012 Bohème Wines Syrah Occidental Hills

Popped and poured. Last glass at 4 hours showed best

The wine possesses shy aromas of dark red fruit, clean mountain air with a hint of pit smoker, and some savory herb. Flavors spread across the palate including smokey meat, red/dark berry, and sage. Gorgeous lithe mouth feel with light tannin and acids firming up on the long finish. This is pure savory Sonoma. Love this wine. Nice job Kurt. I can’t wait for my 15s to mature. (94 pts)

Chris, is that the guy from Village People?

Nice note, Schenck. I recall fondly making the '12 at the American Wine Building in Forestville before we moved to Sebastopol–always wished we could replicate that wine.
'12 was the last year we farmed Que Syrah Vyd- went out on a limb by co-fermenting with our English Hill Syrah, picked same morning. The bright/ cool-climate QS with rich, savory EH olive was a synergy. The riper EH made 1/3 of the batch (kept as whole clusters) with QS grapes de-stemmed. Aged in used Burg bbls (a few were 1-2 y.o.) and was lovely right out of the gate.

2019 English Hill Tablas Cr/ 877 Syrah:

It wasn’t heroin, it was angel dust, PCP.

It’s an OP-era.

I’m picturing Joseph getting his things inventoried at the police station.

Officer: “One bottle of bo-HEEM.”

Joseph: “It’s bo-(h)em. It’s an artisanal cuvee.”

Officer (sarcastically, rolling his eyes): “It’s an artinisanal cuvee.”