La Encantada Story

Like 91a pillow-top Tempur-Pedic with silk sheets, the mouth-feel is smooth and luxurious, offering a warm embrace with a firm base.The nose has strawberries and cherries with hints of cola and tart rhubarb. Red currant, black cherry, and root beer shift to strawberry, sage, and thyme on the mid-palate. The finish is moderate length. This was a Gold Medal winner in the Fifth Annual Palate Press Grand Tasting. Drink with pork roast or goat cheese. Highly Recommended. 91.

WHO: La Encantada Estate
WHAT: Pinot Noir
DESIGNATION: West Steppe
VINEYARD: La Encantada
WHERE: California, Sta. Rita Hills
WHEN: 2011
HOW MUCH: $60

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David Honig
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