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Boscoe Wine Co.
California, United States

Boscoe Wine Co is small family winery founded by father and son John and David Haskell with help from David’s wife Connie. David, Boscoe’s wine-grower, got his chops working at some of the most illustrious names in fine dining, such as Restaurant Guy Savoy in Paris and Le Cirque in New York City. After his work in the front of house, David went on to graduate school in Enology and Viticulture at Fresno State (which he is the first to admit he didn’t finish). After much deliberation, David and Connie settled on the Ballard Canyon Appellation of the Santa Ynez Valley as the home for their family and source of their wines.

Sometime in the summer of 2017, I ran into David and his wife Connie at Bouchon Beverly Hills, we struck up a conversation and started talking about their work in Ballard Canyon. A couple weeks later, David and Connie showed up at my house in Echo Park, wines in hand, with some of the geekiest tech sheets I had ever seen. Who, I quibbled, makes tech sheets with the exact date and time of each racking and the exact age of every barrel? I was already impressed and I hadn’t even tasted the wines.

Upon tasting I knew the Boscoe wines were something very special; the Grenache blanc was high toned but structured, lifted but layered - it displayed a level of balance I had rarely seen in New World Grenache Blanc (and I feel like I can speak with some authority here having made one or two myself). The Syrah was something else entirely, reminding me immediately of the wines of Yves Gangloff in Cote Rotie and coming in below 13% alcohol. With total production below 300 cases, these are not wines for everyone, sadly there is just not enough wine. But, for the lucky few who get to drink, taste and work with these wines, here’s a little slice of the New California for you. — Greg Borden, Chambers & Chambers Small Estates Specialist.

Website:
boscoewine.com

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Wines:
2015 Boscoe 'La Fai' Syrah [BSE400_15]
2016 Boscoe 'Lizette' Grenache Blanc [BSE150_16]