“Wine without food can be lovely; But food without wine is a travesty.”
Boscoe Wine Co is a boutique winery in the Central Coast of California.
Our winemaker David Haskell, a former sommelier and restaurateur, is an irreverent rule breaker and “mad scientist” with a passion for wine. His vision is to make wine in a transparent and honest way, capturing the true essence of the fruit. Using his amazing palate, low intervention, and knowledge of science, David allows the grapes to tell the story of the terroir and their journey to the bottle. Unlike many larger wineries, we don’t have a “special formula” for our wines. We have David, we have grapes and we have (chemical free) science. Line up multiple vintages of our wines to taste and see what they tell you. You’ll definitely be in for a treat.
Our winery is named after a cherished member of the family, our loyal cat Boscoe. When we lost Boscoe, his name became sort of a code word with family members, meaning “everything will be A-OK”. When the Haskell family decided to venture into the wine business and the pieces just fell into place, we all thought Boscoe! – “Everything will be A-OK”
We currently make two varietals of wine; our Lizette which is a 100% Grenache Blanc and our La Fai which is a co-fermentation of Syrah with a bit of Viognier. Our wines are all handcrafted. Literally! Almost every step in our winemaking process is done by hand, from the harvesting of the grapes, to the pressing and punchdown…even the labeling!
Because we put so much love and attention into our wines, we’re able to produce less than 500 cases each year, so please be patient with us if we run out of your favorite wines. We highly recommend joining our Collectors Club to make sure that you always receive first priority for new releases as well as access to limited availability library wines. You can also join our mailing list here if you’d just like to keep in touch.
PS – Our aim is to release new vintages of Lizette each spring and LaFai each fall, but at Boscoe, the grapes run the show. We always listen to them and will release the vintages when the wines tell us they are ready, but not before then, so release dates will vary. Sign up to stay notified on upcoming releases.
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We select only the best grapes and take great care in making what we believe are outstanding wines. As a small producer, we limit ourselves to under 500 cases per year which is manageable for us, but it also means that we will run out. Reserve future vintages now, and even access our limited selection of library wines, by joining our Collectors Club today while we are still accepting members.
There’s a compelling stony streak to the nose of this bottling, which shows crushed rock and the faintest hints of guava. The sip is extremely well textured, with acidity that rips through the rounded cherimoya-flesh and citrus-peel flavors into the finish. Editors’ Choice. —M.K.
La Fai 2015
This winery’s bottlings only seem to grow more interesting and elegant with time, and this vintage, which includes 11% Viognier, is riding its potentially extended peak. Aromas of nori wrap, peppercorn and seashore wrap around singed boar and muddled red fruit on the nose, while the palate pops with dried cranberry, orange rind, seared lamb and hibiscus. Editors’ Choice. —M.K.
A heady mix of citrus peels, briny seashore, tart pear and wet stone make for a very mineral-driven nose on this bottling. The sip is also loaded with stone elements, but also shows rounded apple and pear flesh against the brisk acidity. —M.K.
La Fai 2016
David Haskell’s elegant take on Syrah, in this case with 5% Viognier, presents crisp yet dark cranberry and pomegranate aromas as well as white pepper, green peppercorns and wild thyme on the nose. The herbal hints of sage and juniper show on the sip as well, where a slightly candied cherry fruit also pops out. —M.K.
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