Bohemian Vineyard

Owner(s) Sue Cleary, Tom Cleary
Web site www.bohemianvineyard.com
 
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A 7-acre vineyard in Freestone, CA developed from 1998 to 2000. Owned and farmed by Tom and Sue Cleary. Clones are Dijon 115, 667 and 777. The vineyard is managed by viticulturist Arturo Robledo. The estate Pinot Noir, first released in 2004, is made under the direction of Mike Zitzlaff and Chris Nelson. Grapes are also sold to other producers.

The wines are sold on the website. Only 250 cases are produced each year.

Reviewed Wines

2007 Bohemian Vineyard Freestone Estate Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.0% alc., 250 cases, 45. This wine is from the chilly Freestone microclimate. Vineyard clones include Dijon 115, 667 and 777 on 101-14 rootstock. De-stemmed, 3-5 day cold soak, whole berry fermentation in one-ton bins for 8 days with multiple punchdowns. Aged in French oak barrels for up to one year. · Winemakers are Mike Zitzlaff and Chris Nelson. Unfined, unfiltered. There is plenty of charm in the nose with scents of cherries, rhubarb, herbs, oak and roses coming and going. Carefully oaked and moderately rich black cherry fruit on the attack with supple tannins and a clean, refreshing finish. Reviewed January 1, 2009 ARTICLE »

2007 Bohemian Vineyard Freestone Estate Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.0% alc., 250 cases, $45. · Wood kissed red fruits including cherries and cranberries. Soft tannins, brisk acidity but somewhat flat on the finish. Reviewed April 18, 2009 ARTICLE »