We were extremely happy with the high-quality and abundant fruit harvested. During fermentation, we used both punch-down and pump-over techniques to ensure balanced extraction of flavor, aromatics, structure and color. To allow both the sweet and structural influences from the barrels to intermingle seamlessly with the rich fruit and ripe tannins of the wine, we aged Böen in 100% French oak, 60% new.
A deep, dark ruby-red. Bright Bing cherry, dark chocolate, coconut, black licorice, a hint of toast, smoked meat, blueberry, barrel spice aromas. On the palate cola, vanilla cream soda. Chocolate and black licorice carries through to dried strawberry flavors with hints of cranberry and prune. Fresh, bright acidity. A dustiness or earthiness and very fine and persistent tannins.
Chicken roasted with spices, pork chops, bacon sample platter, roasted vegetables, veggie lasagna.