2016 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.

Tasting Notes

"Brick red hue. While a little shy at first, this Pinot Noir opens up nicely with scents of cranberry, roasted strawberry, papaya, and orange-zest. In the distant background there are hints of crème brulee and maple. Upon taste, these characters persist and are matched with brisk acidity and juicy tannins. This youthful wine shows complex layers and a dense finish. Decanting is recommended for immediate enjoyment. Enjoy now through 2025."
~Bill Brosseau, Director of Winemaking

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."

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