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13 New Chardonnays Perfect for Sipping in Winter  
January 10, 2022 |  Sara L. Schneider

“From one of Sonoma’s iconic vineyards, Boich Family brings us a bright but powerful Chardonnay. Fresh aromatics spill from the glass—apple mixed with lemon drop, white blossoms and a hint of ocean breeze. There’s impressive weight in the mouth—structure wrapped in velvet—with grapefruit leading to white peach and apricot, puckery with lime zest. Savory herb notes and a touch of stony minerality balance the intense fruit.”

Wineries to Watch | Four New Cabernet Producers Making Exceptional Wines
November 15, 2021 |  Aaron Romano

“The retiree-turned-vintner story is common in Napa, but John Boich’s tale is more bootstrapped than most. After purchasing 10 acres of raw land high up on Mount Veeder in 1997, he spent weekends sleeping in a camping shed, toiling to clear the rugged terrain for eight years before planting his first vine.”

The 17 Most Important California Vineyards that Wine Lovers Need to Know
August 24, 2021 |  Jonathan Cristaldi

“It takes a lot of expertise and ingenuity to concoct the definitive Cabernet, but to keep the quality going strong over generations like Georges III has—that’s a whole other thing. Produced by Jeff Ames, [the 2017 Boich Family Cellars Beckstoffer Vineyards Georges III Cabernet Sauvignon] is one collector-level wine worth seeking out. It’s a ruby-black hued hefty red that wafts of blackberry pie spices, violets, crème de cassis, and blackberry liqueur.”

John Boich Planted his Iconic Vineyard by Hand, one Saturday at  a Time 
August 19, 2021 | Scott Greenberg, The Vine Guy Podcast

“…A serendipitous purchase of raw land high in Napa’s Mt. Veeder set [John Boich] on a life-changing path that he never would have imagined. He eventually traded in his suit for a shovel, planting a vineyard by hand one Saturday at a time for eight years. His goal was to produce wines worthy of a world stage. Drink in this episode with the inspiring John Boich of Boich Family Cellars.”

13 Wines That Prove 2018 Is One of the Best Vintages of the Decade
August 9, 2021 | Sara L. Schneider

“In short, the best of the 2018 Bordeaux-style reds from Napa Valley and Sonoma County are stunningly beautiful. They’ve captured the holy grail of finesse and power together, pure fruit with classic tannin structure. These are the wines you’ll want to drink the day they land on your porch, but also hold in your cellar for years (good luck with that). Now is the time to order or join mailing lists, to make sure bottles head your way come September.”

12 Wines That Serious Collectors Don’t Want You to Know About
March 22, 2021 |  Jonathan Cristaldi

“This 2017 NVS has pitted collector against collector in a race to obtain an allocation. If any bottles do remain after their official release, they’re made available to people not on the list—first come, first served, until sold out. Aromas of cookies and cream and blackberry and black cherry liqueur, with crème de cassis nuances, graphite, and purple florals; it’s broad and mouth-filling with satiny French oak tannins so precisely integrated you’d be wise to mistake this for a French First Growth.”

A Rising Star
October 2018 |  Kim Beto

“When I tasted Boich Family Cellar wines at a recent lunch in San Francisco, I was convinced I absolutely had to know more. To do so firsthand, I traveled 7 miles up the Oakville Grade on the northeast tip of the Veeder AVA before arriving at a stunning estate with breathtaking views. Proprietor John Boich says it was this very view that inspired him to purchase the parcel 21 years ago.”

Episode 30: Boich Family Cellar: John Boich
January 22, 2019 | Michael Gallagher

“In [this] episode of the Mr. Wine Guy Podcast, you’ll get to hear a truly inspiring conversation from a man whose whole mission in life has been to dream BIG and to live INSPIRED!  This episode is jam-packed with so much inspiration and so much emphasis on following your dreams, doing what you love, and being completely and totally passionate about everything in the process. 

Boich Family Cellar: The 20-year labor of love
February 2, 2021 | Jess Lander

“Eventually, Boich realized he wanted to make wine, and not just some small, hobby label that he shared with friends and family. He wanted to make premium juice from the best vineyards around that could compete with the cult labels of Napa Valley, even though it made little business sense on paper and he knew it.”

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