The Bos 2016
The Bos is named after Peter Bos, a 40 year Washington wine veteran, most recently as an instructor at the Northwest Wine Academy. A master at managing misfit barrels and cantankerous lots, Peter taught us, and a small army of winemakers, the fine art of using blending to make a wine greater than the sum of its parts. For The Bos, we take our misfit barrels and use them to make a wine emblematic of Washington, supremely drinkable and full of texture.
The 2016 version of the Bos is well-balanced and expressive. The opaque, dark color hints at what’s in the glass: black cherry preserve, blackberry bramble and dark cocoa intermix with baking spices and Eucalyptus. The palate is full-bodied but refined with plenty of dark fruit and mouthcoating, plush tannins that support surprising freshness into the lengthy finish. I’ll have another please.