La Boheme Vineyard was planted in 1985 by selecting the very best vines from Elk Cove's original Estate Pommard plantings. Pat and Joe Campbell named the vineyard after the family who sold them the property – and their favorite Puccini opera. This picturesque vineyard overlooks the winery and the coast range mountains and rises to 800 feet, making it one of the highest elevation vineyard sites in the Willamette Valley. La Boheme was planted using cuttings from vines selected for small cluster size and intense flavors, hallmarks of the world's finest Pinot Noirs. Elk Cove prunes and cluster-thins La Boheme heavily to limit yields and to maximize ripening and flavor concentration.
Aged for 10 months in 32% new Fremch oak, black cherry, forest floor and hints of rose petal and orange peel introduce a wine of great clarity. Juicy blackberry and fresh red cherry lead into a long silky finish of savory bay leaf and sea spray.
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE 95 POINTS - "Medium ruby-purple, the 2019 Pinot Noir La Bohème has lush aromas of cranberry sauce, blood orange, charcuterie, aniseed and potpourri. The palate is concentrated and fresh with expressive, layered fruit, generous spicy accents and a long, flavorful finish."