2015 Ken Brown La Encantada Vineyard Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

14.4% alc., pH 3.58, TA 0.60, $60. 50% 115 and 50% Swan selection. 100% de-stemmed, cold soak, aged 11 months in French oak barrels, 37% new. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. Very enticing aromas of chocolate-covered cherries and spice. Mid weight flavors of black cherry, black raspberry, toast and tobacco. Plenty of sweet fruit to delight, with finely-tuned tannins and some finishing generosity. A pleasing wine, but displays more oak seasoning than I personally prefer. Score: 92. Reviewed January 17, 2019

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