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.
92 points, Wine Spectator
"Elegant, rich and full of concentrated dark cherry, currant and raspberry flavors that are finely woven and supported by vibrant acidity. The lilting finish shows rose petal and pastry notes. Drink now through 2024. 424 cases made."
92 points, Antonio Galloni's Vinous
"Heady, smoke & spice accented cherry & black raspberry aromas show very good clarity & pick up hints of cola & vanilla with aeration. Juicy & appealingly sweet, offering intense red & dark berry flavors that deepen slowly & become spicier on the back half. Shows a hint of candied flowers on a very long, well-delineated finish framed by smooth, steadily building tannins."