2013 La Encantada Vineyard Pinot Noir

"The La Encantada Vineyard is one of coolest growing sites in the Sta. Rita Hills. It is planted on a ridge that straddles the Santa Ynez River Valley and experiences the full impact of the cool afternoon ocean breezes. Planted in 2000, it consists of 96 acres of Pinot Noir. It benefits from strong winds, morning fog and sunny days.  these conditions provide a long, cool growing season averaging 30 to 45 days longer than many of California's wine growing areas. This allows for a longer 'hang time' and more intense and complex flavors.

Deep red color.  Alluring nose of dense ripe cherry, pomegranate, cloves, cocoa, papaya, and orange zest. Once on the palate, the flavors remain true to the aroma profile. There is great polish with lush tannins and precision of flavors. There is a hedonistic finish with nice spice elements, along with a bright, lingering end. Enjoy now through 2023."

~Bill Brosseau, Director of Winemaking

93 points, The Pinot Report

"Medium ruby color; focused, complex, cherry and plum aromas with saddle leather notes; ripe, finely layered flavors of cherry, plum and raspberry with earthy, leathery notes; good structure and balance; long finish. Complex, earthy Pinot with great structure. Worth waiting for."