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“Wine without food can be lovely; But food without wine is a travesty.”

Boscoe Wine Co is a boutique winery in the lovely 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 and minimal intervention, David lets the grapes tell the story of the terroir and their journey to the bottle. The end results are incredible wines that we think you’ll find interesting and fun.

Our winery is named in honor of a cherished member of the family, our loyal cat Boscoe. When we lost Boscoe, his name became a code word with family members, meaning “everything will be A-OK.” When the 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 couldn’t be more thrilled with our first scores from Wine Enthusiast, and hope they encourage you to see what we’re all about.

We produce less than 500 cases of wine each year, so please forgive us if we run out of the wine you want. We highly recommend joining our Collectors Club to make sure that you receive first priority for new releases as well as access to limited availability library wines. You can also join our mailing list if you’d just like to keep in touch.

Cheers,
Team Boscoe

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.

VINTAGE:
2017 [CURRENT VINTAGE]
GRAPES:
GRENACHE BLANC
HAND HARVESTED:
OCTOBER 13, 2017
SOIL:
LIMESTONE
VINEYARD:
RANCHO BOA VISTA
YEASTS:
INDIGENOUS
MALOLACTIC FERMINTATION:
PARTIAL
SULFER:
40 P.P.M. INTRODUCED
JULY 7, 2018 AT 4:00 P.M.
BOTTLED:
JULY 22, 2018[UNFINED, UNFILTERED]

Lizette2017

92 points, wine enthusiast

The hot days and cool nights of the Central Coast help Grenache Blanc grapes develop their rich, full body and crisp acids. Our 2017 vintage saw a much wetter winter than usual, follow by a mild spring – not the heat that Grenache Blanc needs in order to fully ripen. A weather report predicting a 3 day heat wave, followed by another cold snap, put us in the vineyard at 10pm on the 3rd day, hand harvesting our fruit at its peak. 100% Grenache Blanc, this wine is unfined and unfiltered.

92 Points Boscoe 2017 Lizette Rancho Boa Vista Vineyard Grenache Blanc (Ballard Canyon). This single-vineyard expression starts with aromas of lemon peel, dried apple and a wet stone minerality on the nose. It’s tightly wound on the sip, with a citrus-rind element that leads into a creamier midpalate, as a steely minerality and brisk apple-peel flavors pushing into the finish. —M.K.

VINTAGE:
2017 [CURRENT VINTAGE]
GRAPES:
GRENACHE BLANC
HAND HARVESTED:
OCTOBER 13, 2017
SOIL:
LIMESTONE
VINEYARD:
RANCHO BOA VISTA
YEASTS:
INDIGENOUS
MALOLACTIC FERMINTATION:
PARTIAL
SULFER:
40 P.P.M. INTRODUCED
JULY 7, 2018 AT 4:00 P.M.
BOTTLED:
JULY 22, 2018[UNFINED, UNFILTERED]

La Fai2017

94 points, editors' choice, wine enthusiast

The 2017 La Fai is the glorious result of co-fermentation between 93% Syrah and 7% Viognier grapes. Adding a bit of Viognier allows for new, naturally derived flavors, softer tannins and a rounder mouth feel. Our Winemaker David uses a hand ratchet press before aging the wine for nine months in a mix of old and new French oak barrels.

94 Points Boscoe 2017 La Fai Kimsey Vineyard Syrah-Viognier (Ballard Canyon). Though David Haskell’s Syrahs aim for elegance, they are also quite fun and engaging. Light in the glass, this one, which includes 7% Viognier, starts with aromas of fresh red currant, raspberry and wild sage. The palate zips with energy, flashing white pepper spice against flavors of cherry compote and orange rind. Editors’ Choice. —M.K.

VINTAGE:
2017 [CURRENT VINTAGE]
GRAPES:
93% SYRAH, 7% VIOGNIER
HAND HARVESTED:
SEPTEMBER 8, 2017
SOIL:
SANDY LOAM
VINEYARD:
KIMSEY
YEASTS:
INDIGENOUS, CO-FERMENTED
MALOLACTIC FERMINTATION:
SPONTANEOUS, FINISHED IN TANK
BASKET PRESSED:
BY HAND,
NOVEMBER 12, 2017
BOTTLED:
AUGUST 13, 2018[UNFINED, UNFILTERED]

VINTAGE:
2017 [CURRENT VINTAGE]
GRAPES:
93% SYRAH, 7% VIOGNIER
HAND HARVESTED:
SEPTEMBER 8, 2017
SOIL:
SANDY LOAM
VINEYARD:
KIMSEY
YEASTS:
INDIGENOUS, CO-FERMENTED
MALOLACTIC FERMINTATION:
SPONTANEOUS, FINISHED IN TANK
BASKET PRESSED:
BY HAND,
NOVEMBER 12, 2017
BOTTLED:
AUGUST 13, 2018[UNFINED, UNFILTERED]

Life is short. Don't miss out.

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.

Lizette 201594 Pts

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 201595 Pts

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.

Lizette 201692 Pts

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 201693 Pts

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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