Vineyard: La Boheme

OwnerCampbell Family
AppellationYamhill-Carlton District
StoryCuttings from original Pommard planting on the estate. Planted in 1985. Very deep and well dfained Willakenzie soils. Planted 3' x 8' and 6' x 8' on steep south-facing slopes. Elevation 550' to 800'. Sustainably farmed.
VarietiesPinot Noir

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2012 Elk Cove La Bohémé Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.0% alc., $60. This is a high elevation and steep south-facing vineyard with well-drained Willakenzie soils located high above the Elk Cove property. The vineyard was planted in 1984 using cuttings from the Elk Cove Estate Vineyard. · Moderate and bright reddish purple color in the glass. Lovely perfume of black cherry, black raspberry, plum, violet, red licorice, cardamom and wood spice. Mid weight flavors of dark stone fruits and berries with complimentary oak and spice in the background. The attack is mouth filling, the fruit is bright and juicy, and the finish is rewarding. A pretty wine that was still solid the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Score: 92. Reviewed July 6, 2014 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2010 Elk Cove Vineyards La Bohème Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.0% alc., pH 3.67, 353 cases, $48. This vineyard was planted in 1985 and is now a 17-acre high density site composed of vines selected from the original Estate Pommard planting. This vineyard rises to 800 feet, high above the Elk Cove property, making it one of the highest elevation sites in the Willamette Valley. Yield 1.55 tons per acre. · Light reddish-purple hue in the glass. Demure fruit aromas of strawberry and cherry with seasoned oak in the background. Oakkissed dark red berry and cherry fruits with good intensity, creating an impression on the mid palate and persisting with moderate richness on the finish. A note of red licorice is evident. A sophisticated offering of considerable appeal. Very good. Reviewed November 24, 2012 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2008 Red Car Heaven & Earth La Boheme Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.4% alc., $60. · Moderate reddish-purple color in the glass. Shy but very enticing perfume of wild strawberries, black cherries and exotic woods. Delicious attack of full-bodied and ripe strawberry, raspberry and cherry fruit glides to the finish. The most tannic of the Red Car wines in this vintage, but the tannins are slippery. Impressive juice that will benefit from another year or two in the cellar. Reviewed June 8, 2010 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2007 Red Car Trolley Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 733 cases, $45. Sourced from three Sonoma Coast vineyards: Zio Tony (60%), La Boheme (25%) in Occidental and Bartolomei (15%) in Forestville. Aged in 57% new French oak barrels. · A darkly fruited wine with aromas of black grapes and berries with a touch of smoke, and deep flavors of black raspberries with an underpinning of oak. Silky mouth feel, complimentary lift of acidity, and a pleasing finish. Reviewed July 9, 2009 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2007 Red Car Heaven & Earth La Boheme Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 350 cases, $54. Second single vineyard designated Pinot Noir and first from the La Boheme Vineyard which lies just outside Occidental. It is a Red Car monopole that is farmed with Ulises Valdez. The Calera clone dominates the blend. · Weighty scents of blackberries, plums, anise, barnyard and a whiff of alcohol. Slightly confected black raspberry fruit flavor with a wisp of earth, black tea and oak. Luxurious and comforting in the mouth, wrapping the tongue in fruit, and ending in a bright and lingering finish that leaves a touch of heat in its wake. A bear of a wine that is a hedonist’s delight. Reviewed July 9, 2009 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2007 Red Car Heaven & Earth La Bohéme Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., $60. · On the nose there is initially plenty of earth and smoke with scents of ripe strawberries and cherries and a slight green note emerging over time in the glass. A seductive wine on the palate that doesn’t attack as much as it seduces with discreetly concentrated plum fruit. An accent of cola and tea adds interest. Nicely composed and balanced with a sensual satiny texture. Lacks the aromatic appeal for a higher score. POP 92, WS 97. Reviewed January 22, 2010 WINERY » ARTICLE »