2014 Ken Brown La Encantada Vineyard Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., pH 3.60, TA 0.54, 178 cases, $60. Vineyard is located at the cool westernmost end of the Sta. Rita Hills AVA. This 100-acre vineyard was planted in 2001 by Richard Sanford and was one of the first vineyards in Santa Barbara County to be certified organic. Swan selection and Dijon 115 clone. 100% de-stemmed, aged 11 months in French oak barrels, 33% new. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. Aromas of dusty cherry, cranberry and oak cask. Light to mid weight flavors of cherry and spice with an underlying earthy tone. Juicy, with redeeming acidity, a silky mouth feel, and immersed tannins. Quite forward and can be enjoyed now but has the balance to age. Score: 92. Reviewed November 12, 2017

Winery: Ken Brown Wines
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted Pinot Noir & Chardonnay