The 2016 vintage was a return to a more fruitful crop load at the vineyard, while still maintaining a small compact cluster size for maximizing skin-to-juice ratio and produced a dark, nuanced, and complex wine. In the glass, the 2016 Boars’ View displays a reddish-purple hue. Layered aromatic notes of clove,
plum reduction, baking spices, and pine needles complement the fruit-forward core. The wine shows a medium palate weight with both delicate and dark notes of finely ground dark chocolate, raspberry compote, anise, lavender oil, and lilac. There is just enough finely integrated tannin and acid to keep the wine structured, leading to an expansive, lingering finish.