The fog-draped dawns give way to cool mornings and clear, sunny days. The chalky soil gently shifts and crunches underfoot. This cool-climate wine-growing region is where Joe Wagner farms. This land and these vines are in Joe’s blood. Born and raised in California’s wine country, he has devoted his life to the vineyard. And BÖEN, with its ripe fruit flavors, bright acidity and hints of toasty oak, is the purest expression of his signature style.
Joe is a lover of the soil. Of the atmosphere. Of the vines. He is a farmer. And to him, there is no place more inspiring than the vineyard. All growing season, he studies the grapes that will go on to make BÖEN, choosing to harvest the moment that the vine’s canes take on their telltale copper hue, ensuring BÖEN is full of ripe fruit flavors.
No stranger to the soil, Joe takes a decidedly hands-on approach to surveying his vineyards and cultivating his land. It is this intimacy with the earth and craft that create a distinctly personal and defining wine. BÖEN showcases the land and the art of winemaking. It is an earnest representation of cool coastal mornings and sunny California days.
BÖEN rewards Joe Wagner’s dedication to the land with a Russian River Valley Pinot Noir that is rich in ripe fruit flavors tempered by bright acidity and judicious hints of toasted oak.