US-TYL-41-17

Pinot Noir 'La Encantada Vineyard', Tyler

Pinot Noir 'La Encantada Vineyard', Tyler
  • Planted in 2000 on deep clay loam over shale
  • Destemmed to 2-5 ton open-top fermenters. Native fermentation begins after 4-5 days.
  • Gently extracted using punch down and pumpovers.
  • Pressed to tank and quickly settled before barreling down to 30% new French oak
  • Raised for 12-14 months, racked and blended, then returned to barrel for a few months before bottling
Producer:
Vintage:
2017
Region:
California
Appellation:
Santa Rita Hills
Variety:
Pinot Noir
Color:
Red
Farming Practice:
Sustainable

Press & Reviews

Wine Advocate

Score:
93
Date:
2019-09-12

Vinous Media

Score:
94
Date:
2019-09-25
Review:
The 2017 Pinot Noir La Encantada Vineyard is distinguished by its striking aromatic presence and overall nuance. Bright, red berry fruit, floral notes, blood orange, sage and a touch of whole cluster savoriness add myriad shades of complexity to this beautifully layered, sublime Pinot from Tyler.