After having lived abroad in Europe for two years, Pacific Northwest natives Stewart and Athena Boedecker returned home to found Boedecker Cellars in Oregon’s revered Willamette Valley. After five years spent honing their craft at the Carlton Winemakers Studio in Carlton, Oregon, they built their winery in the heart of industrial Northwest Portland – just a stone’s throw from downtown and yet just 40 minutes from the vineyards– where they continue to make their acclaimed wines from Oregon’s Willamette Valley. When you visit Boedecker Cellars today you will likely encounter Stewart and Athena in the cellar tasting through barrels and tending their small lot, world-class wines.
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91 Vinous – Brilliant red. Ripe red and blue fruit aromas are complemented by suggestions of licorice, violet and smoky minerals. Sappy and focused on the palate, offering mineral-tinged cherry and raspberry flavors that tighten up steadily on the back half. Shows very good clarity and spicy lift on the long, smooth finish, which features subtle tannins and resonating red fruit character.
91 James Suckling – Aromas of blueberries, raspberries and dried strawberries. Medium body, ripe and round tannins and a medium and fresh finish. Drink now. Screw cap
91 Wine Spectator – Precise and sleekly built, showing floral black raspberry and tea aromas and deftly balanced dark cherry flavors, accented by a lively briary not. Drink now through 2023.