Wine Spectator 92 points - Very dark, deep and concentrated, with a complex mix of rich, extracted blackberry, wild berry, blueberry, mineral, cedar and tar flavors. Full-blown, with a long, intense finish that shows loamy earth, sage and leathery scents. Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Best from 2013 through 2023. 140 cases made. –JL (Aug 31 2011)
The beauty of working with Napa Valley-born grapes is that they consistently provide winemakers with a palette of lush fruit, regardless of variety. The wines we produce at BOYANCI take their lead from this quality and character that has made this region’s wines celebrated worldwide.
Our BOYANCI bottling stands at the pinnacle of our winemaking efforts. BOYANCI is a wine driven by style and substance. The style we seek to illuminate is one that delivers power and rich fruit character, tempered with a "Bordeaux” elegance. The substance of BOYANCI is derived from utilizing a collection of Napa Valley-grown varieties that may change with each vintage in order for us to achieve that "Soft Wallop” we look for.
Based largely on Cabernet Sauvignon from coveted Napa Valley plantings such as Stagecoach Vineyard, our BOYANCI blend might also include Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and even Syrah if we believe the blend demands it. Headed by winemaker Mia Klein, our team aims squarely at making BOYANCI among the finest Napa Valley reds each vintage.
|“Buoyancy: (noun) 1. The upward force that keeps things afloat. 2. A homonym for “Boyanci”, the combining of Kevin Boyer’s and Tom Steffanci’s names that form the name of a Napa Valley wine they believe can serve to uplift lives, palates and spirits.
It was not a difficult task to choose the name for the wine we wanted to make. The idea of wine uplifting and keeping afloat good times, lives and spirits has always appealed to wine drinkers. The serendipity of our names combining to spell out this notion continues to put a smile on our faces.
Our goal is simple: produce pinnacle Napa Valley wine with the intent of satisfying our customers desire for the finest from this remarkable region, steer a portion of BOYANCI revenue toward a non-profit cause that uplifts lives and buoys the spirits of friends and family with the help of our best winemaking efforts.