"The wine is ripe in cherries and raspberries, yet has deeper, earthier notes of mushrooms, cola and herbs, finished with spices. It's a very fine bottle that's ready to drink now, and should develop over the next six years."
-91 Points. Wine Enthusiast
La Encantada lies on Santa Rosa Road, 1 mile from the celebrated Sanford and Benedict Vineyard, some 12 miles from the Pacific Ocean. This newly created appellation, within the larger Santa Barbara AVA sits on a hilly marine influenced corridor over marl and rocky soils. Planted by Richard Sanford in 2000 this certified organic vineyard is located on a ridge which straddles the Santa Ynez River Valley and receives the full impact of the cooling afternoon breezes. A late season pick resulting from the unusually cool vintage of 2011 gave us ripe fruit with firm natural acidity.
AROMA: violet pastille, tart berries, cranberry jam
FLAVOR: crisp, cool climate fruit, chiseled minerality, pomegranates
Drink now through 2017.
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