2019 Board & Batten bottle

2022 Fall Release

 

Vineyard Profile

Board & Batten pays homage to the various barns originally constructed on the Estate in the 1890s, noted for their distinct exterior siding. In their assembly, each board and accompanying wooden strip–or batten–is an independent unit then joined together to form a strong structure. Our Proprietary Red is crafted in similar fashion, as a stand-alone Estate blend built from individual varietal expressions. In 2019, a 65% Zinfandel inclusion provides the structural backbone, while the remaining Syrah fills out the mid-palate. A 20-month élevage in neutral, tight-grained French oak barrel and puncheon was further complemented by extended time in bottle prior to release, yielding a harmonious amalgam of two robust Estate varietals.

Tasting Notes

The 2019 Board & Batten Estate Proprietary Red opens with aromas of plush blueberry, wild blackberry, ground nutmeg, and a perfumed tint of Earl Grey tea. A confirming palate of bold, dark-fruited flavors seams effortlessly with savory hints of black olives, fennel seed, and earthy white peppercorn. Enlivening acidity joined by round, velvety tannins makes for a delectable, lasting finish.

Cellar Notes

  • Grower:
    Radio-Coteau
  • Appellation:
    Sonoma Coast
  • Geographic Location:
    Occidental
  • Varietal:
    Zinfandel, Syrah
  • Vineyard Age:
    Planted in 1981 & 1999
  • Soil Type:
    Goldridge
  • Harvest Date:
    October 7th & 9th
  • Unfined &
    Unfiltered
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