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2017 / Pinot Noir

2017 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.


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wine specifications

  • Varietal Composition

    Pinot Noir

  • Appellation

    Sta. Rita Hills

  • Barrel Regime

    French oak aged for 10 months (35% new)

  • Alcohol

    14.2%

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TASTING NOTES

The 2017 La Encantada Pinot Noir is a medium ruby purple color, lighter at the rim, with aromas of black cherry, pomegranate, vanilla, cinnamon, a hint of sassafras spice, cured meat with a slightly dusty note. The palate is nearly medium-plus bodied with red and black cherry, cranberry and baking spices on the entry, with tobacco leaf, and oak joining on the mid-palate with velvety tannins and vibrant acidity through the finish which lingers with notes of cherry candy and mineral texture.


FOOD PAIRINGS

The 2107 La Encantada Pinot Noir is a complex and versatile wine with a balance between depth of flavors and a palate cleansing freshness. It pairs nicely with fuller-flavored, and slightly rich dishes like a beef daube Provençal, a popular beef stew from the South of France, or with charcuterie and Basque sheeps milk cheeses like P’tit Basque or Ossau Irraty.

wine specifications

  • Varietal Composition

    Pinot Noir

  • Appellation

    Sta. Rita Hills

  • Barrel Regime

    French oak aged for 10 months (35% new)

  • Alcohol

    14.2%

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Full Wine Specifications



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