Mama Ruth watch out, it's so good it'll make you wanna slap yo' mama!
A quick bit of history on me before we jump in- I'm a sucker for fabulous things and family companies. I'm lucky enough to work for one of my best friend's family company, so when I stumbled upon this amazing wine, tasted it, then realized the charming girl (Holly Boekenoogen) who was serving the wine was working for the family.. I was sold.
I present to you all.. Boekenoogen Wines.
Boekenoogen is nestled in the San Lucia Highlands which is approximately an hour south of Carmel. This region is known for its Chardonnay as well as its Pino Noir. Now, why haven't you heard about this amazing vineyard yet? A vineyard that has scored a 96 and Editors Choice on its '07 Chardonnary and a Pino Noir that's bound to get an amazing review soon... That's because this family (in its fifth generation on the land) just started its wine endeavor in 1998.
It's still a small production, but totally worth snagging a few bottles. I'm obsessed with their Pino Noir, my favorite part is the finish- described as the following, "Fine tannins that will gracefully age the wine while youthful flavors and aromas develop subtle complexity and refinement, long and very memorable." If you're a west coaster check out all the spots that you can grab a bottle. For all the rest of us, I suggest joining the the Boekenoogen Club VI. Boekenoogen will ship to your home three times a year (February, May and November) two bottles of your choice for $65-$75.You can choose all reds, whites or a mix. Find a friend and make it happen, you won't regret gettin' your Boekenoogen wine!
Enjoying our wine- obviously.
So thank you Boekenoogens!
The Boekenoogen Family. Garrett, Susan, Holly, Kate and Joh