2015 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.

winemaker notes

Deep red color. Nice aromas of anise, sage, chokecherry, pomegranate, boysensberry, and in the background, ripe cranberry, papaya and vanilla bean. The flavors stay true to the aromas and are matched with a nice, savory oak spice that gives greater depth into this fine Pinot Noir. While there is some tension in the fine grain tannins, this unctuous Pinot Noir should continue to please for many years to come. Enjoy now through 2025.

~Bill Brosseau, Diretor of Winemaking

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Accolades:

93 Points / International Wine Review

" A delicious, elegant wine, the Pinot Noir La Encantada is mouth filling rich and fruity. It is beautifully balanced and spicy with good intensity of dark cherry fruit flavor, nice purity and a long finish. Reviewed 10/22/2017." Read more