2018 / Pinot Noir

2018 La Encantada Pinot Noir

The La Encantada Vineyard is situated approximately 9 miles from the Pacific Ocean in the cool-climate Sta. Rita Hills AVA. Located off Santa Rosa Road in the southern valley of the appellation, this highly-praised vineyard was planted by Richard Sanford in 2001. Notable for the rare east/west orientation of the valley, it is planted on rolling hills and a mesa approximately 300 feet above the Santa Ynez riverbed. It is this orientation that allows it to be influenced to the fog and cold and relentless marine winds from the mighty Pacific. This source consistently produces a signature wine with a unique character, elegance and a deft balance lending a true sense of place.

2018 La Encantada Pinot Noir

$60.00

Retail price

$48.00

Wine society price


wine specifications

  • Varietal Composition

    Pinot Noir

  • Appellation

    Sta. Rita Hills

  • Barrel Regime

    French oak aged for 10 months (35% new)

  • Alcohol

    14.4%

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Full Wine Specifications (PDF)


Tasting notes

Moderate ruby-purple in color with aromas of black cherry, red currant and violets with subtle, dusty hints of autumn leaves. The palate is moderate to full bodied and bright, featuring flavors of red cherry, pomegranate and ripe raspberry, balanced with barrel spice and oak with a lengthy finish of red fruit, spice and earthy notes.


Food pairings

Complex with bright fruit and clean texture, the 2018 La Encantada Pinot Noir can be enjoyed with a variety of dishes from a Cranberry and Goat Cheese Crostini to savory dishes like Roasted Chicken with Herbed Potatoes.

wine specifications

  • Varietal Composition

    Pinot Noir

  • Appellation

    Sta. Rita Hills

  • Barrel Regime

    French oak aged for 10 months (35% new)

  • Alcohol

    14.4%

Download
Full Wine Specifications (PDF)



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