Boeschen Vineyards

2008 Cabernet Sauvignon
St. Helena

2011 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 15 | Lot No. 95
Vintage

2008

Boeschen Vineyards

Cabernet Sauvignon
St. Helena

5 cases produced

We only make 400 cases each year of our regular releases, so a blend like this Premiere Napa Valley lot is extremely rare—all estate fruit, all family-grown and all family-made. We’re very proud of both our family approach and this blend that shows the character, balance and intensity that typically come from our hillside terraces. This Cabernet was crafted in an Old-World style, seeking balance and complexity, and blended with small amounts of Petit Verdot, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. 2008 was a wonderful vintage, expressing lively floral and dark cherry notes on the nose, with intense blueberries, sage and milk chocolate dominating the palate. The tannin structure is round, providing a balanced, velvety mouthfeel complemented by faint sweet oak. It is a classically structured, subtle and interesting wine.


Aging Process

18 months in french oak then 12 months in bottle

Wine Facts

  • pH: 3.8
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced
  • Organically produced (also commonly called "organically grown")
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Tasting Chart

bone dry very sweet
light body very full bodied
soft, gentle very crisp
no tannins heavy tannins

Doug Boeschen

Winemaker, Boeschen Vineyards

Winemaker, Doug Boeschen

My previous winemaking experience came from multiple great wineries, including Spottswoode, Sequoia Grove/Karl Lawrence and Chateau Mercier, in Bordeaux.

Country born: United States

Education: Degree in Viticulture and Enology from UC Davis.
Study and winemaking work in Bordeaux, France.
Mentored by Mike and Molly at Sequoia Grove/Karl Lawrence and Jennifer Williams and Rosemary Cakebread at Spottswoode

Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
My first priority is to make balanced, expressive wines that reflect the character of our hillside estate vineyards. My second priority is to take the winemaking seriously while not taking myself too seriously!

Q&A With the Winemaker

Q: What was your inspiration for this offering?

A: 2008 was a fantastic vintage for us, with a great deal of character and flavor intensity. We had fun putting together a unique blend that reflects the heritage of that wonderful vintage and the terroir of our obsidian-based terraces.

San Francisco 49ers / Levy

4949 Marie P. DeBartolo Way
Santa Clara  CA  95054-1229
408-562-4925

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