Panthea Winery & Vineyard

Owner(s) Jessa Boss, Kelly Boss
Web site www.pantheawine.com
 
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Panthea Winery & Vineyard

A boutique winery located in Philo in the Anderson Valley owned by winemaker Kelly Boss and spouse Jessa.

Kelly has a background in visual arts, photography, music, and farming. His winemaking knowledge was obtained through classes at UC Davis and Sonoma State University, as well as hands-on training with Dan Sokolow of Raye's Hill Vineyard & Winery.

Panthea Estate Vineyard is located in the "deep end" of the Anderson Valley on a knoll. The vineyard is planted to Pommard and a small amount of Dijon clones. Grapes are also sourced from Londer Vineyard for a single-vineyard Pinot Noir. An Anderson Valley AVA bottling, "The Siren's", is also offered.

Reviewed Wines

2012 Panthea Klindt Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., pH 3.89, TA 0.57, 180 cases, $42. Pommard and Dijon 113, 115, 777 and 667. The 8.25-acre Klindt Vineyard is located in the “deep end” of the Anderson Valley next to the Panthea Estate Vineyard and behind Handley Cellars. 100% de-stemmed, whole berry fermented with native and Burgundian yeasts after a multi-day cold soak. The wine was aged 22 months in 100% French oak barrels, 40% new. Bottled unfined and unfiltered and aged in bottle for 12 months before release. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. The aromas of cherry, rose petal and spice leap from the glass. The delicious melange of Bing cherry, spice and savory herbs sings in harmony with the oak. The tannins are folded in and the mouthfeel is full, plush and highly satisfying. The intense finish hits all the right notes. Impressive. Score: 92. Reviewed September 18, 2015 ARTICLE »

2012 Panthea Estate Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., pH 3.72, TA 0.57, 300 cases, $55. 80% Pommard and 20% Dijon clones. 100% de-stemmed and whole berry fermented with native and Burgundian yeasts after a multi-day cold soak. The wine was aged in 100% French oak barrels, 45% new. Bottled unfined and unfiltered and aged in bottle 22 months before release. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Bright aromas of purple grape, boysenberry and lavender tend to fade in the glass over time. A mid weight plus wine that is a bit tight and tannic now, offering an array of purple fruits and firm-handed oak. The tannins gain a little traction on the generously fruity finish that reveals a touch of alcoholic warmth. Score: 89. Reviewed September 18, 2015 ARTICLE »

2011 Panthea Estate Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., pH 3.80, TA 0.54, 200 cases, $50. 80% Pommard and 20% Dijon clones. 100% de-stemmed, whole berry fermented using wild and Burgundian yeasts after a multi-day cold soak. Aged for up to 22 months in 100% French oak barrels, 45% new. Bottled unfined and unfiltered and aged 12 months before release. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. Plenty of dried herb and sous-bois aromas arise with swirling, with some cherry notes in the background. Highly enjoyable on the attack with flavorful dark cherry, raspberry and plum notes accented with a complimentary infusion of oak, and somewhat grippy but not imposing tannins. The best feature of this wine is the finish which offers a gorgeous peacock tail of red stone fruits that linger for at least a minute. Score: 90. Reviewed September 18, 2015 ARTICLE »

2010 Panthea Siren Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.6% alc., pH 3,70, TA 0.54, 700 cases, $28. Grapes sourced from diverse locations in the Anderson Valley. Pommard, Swan, Dijon and R31 clones. 100% destemmed, whole berry fermented using wild and Burgundian yeasts after a multi-day cold soak. Aged for up to 22 months in 100% French oak barrels, 25% new. Bottled unfined and unfiltered and aged 18 months in bottle before release. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. The black cherry, blackberry and pomegranate fruits have a slightly stewed quality on the nose and palate. Silky and easy to drink, with supple tannins and a hardy oak overlay expressed as marzipan and toast. Score: 87. Reviewed September 18, 2015 ARTICLE »

2010 Panthea Londer Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., 200 cases, $38. · Light cherry red color in the glass. Well-balanced, with aromas and flavors of black cherry, black raspberry and sandalwood. Modest in weight with mild tannins and a short but pleasing finish. Score: 88-89. Reviewed April 4, 2015 ARTICLE »

2010 Panthea Londer Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., pH 3.70, TA 0.54, 200 cases, $38. Vineyard located in the “deep end” of the Anderson Valley. A blend of Pommard, Swan, Dijon 777 and 115, and A2 clones. 100% de-stemmed, whole berry fermented using wild and Burgundian yeasts after a multi-day cold soak. Aged for up to 22 months in 100% French oak barrels, 40% new. · Moderately light cherry red color in the glass. Nicely perfumed with scents of cherry, wilted rose, bark and cigar box. Light to mid weight flavors of cherry, plum and spice aim to please in a gracious, demurely styled wine, with lacy tannins and some length on the crunchy fruit finish. This wine is improving over time and has the balance to last several more years. Score: 89. Reviewed September 18, 2015 ARTICLE »

2010 Panthea Estate Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., pH 3.80, TA 0.54, $45. 80% Pommard and 20% Dijon clones. 100% de-stemmed and whole berry fermented using wild and Burgundian yeasts after a multi-day cold soak. Aged for up to 22 months in 100% French oak barrels, 40% new. Bottled unfined and unfiltered and aged 18 months in bottle before release. · Moderately light cherry red color in the glass. Lovely aromas of fresh crushed cherries, spice and wilted rose. On the palate, the mid weight core of black cherry fruit is embellished with smoky oak flavor. An enjoyable wine with modest tannins, but lacks nuance and length. Score: 88. Reviewed September 18, 2015 ARTICLE »