Wine Maker Jeff Ames – Style & Philosophy
The very best wines all begin with the very best fruit. This is why my approach to winemaking focuses on procuring the best fruit possible and once you have it get the heck out of the way. You cannot force a wine in a direction it is not meant to go. The very finest wines are a rare gift from Mother Nature and can never be replicated through labs or engineering. A good winemaker understands this and never attempts to alter the natural course. This is not to say that crafting a 100 point Napa Cab is effortless, quite the contrary. The wine making process is a never ending quest to understand your vineyard and how best to take your harvest from the vineyard to the bottle and get the most from your fruit. Wine making is an art subject to the whims of nature not a science. And that will never change. At the end of the day people sometimes forget that the purpose of fine wine is for it to taste great – simple as that.
The Boich Family Cellar program encompasses a wide range of fruit from the round, smooth tannins from the valley floor in Rutherford to the broad shouldered and structured mountain fruit from Mount Veeder and Howell Mountain. All three wines are approachable young depending on your preference for structure. The Beckstoffer GIII will show the velvety profile common to the Rutherford sub appellation while the rich tannin profile of the mountain fruit will make ideal wine for collectors who prefer to lay their wine down before drinking. All three wines begin with the most important input which is truly amazing fruit. So enjoy in good health and thank you for your support of Boich Family Cellar.