Enkidu Wines

Owner(s) Phillip Staehle
Web site www.enkiduwines.com
 
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Enkidu Wine The name Enkidu comes from the oldest story every written - Gilgamesh. Winemaker Phillip Staehle learned his craft working at Carmenet Winery for several years. There is a Russian River Valley Pinot Noir and a 2006 vineyard-designate from Tina Maria Vineyard. The wines are sold on the website.

Reviewed Wines

2009 Enkidu Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.4% alc., 900 cases, $28. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. The nose is dominated by oak with very little fruit evident. Heavily oak-imbued melange of cherries and berries on the palate. Silky and juicy, but doesn’t deliver much fruit flavor now. May improve with more time the bottle. I have enjoyed other Enkidu Pinots but found this one disappointing. Decent. Reviewed March 2, 2011 ARTICLE »

2006 Enkidu Wine Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.7% alc., 225 cases, $22 (sold out on the website). From two vineyards in Green Valley heavily influenced by maritime fog. Aged 10 months in 30% new oak. · The aromatics feature dark red jammy fruits with a pleasant touch of oak. A crisp, juicy Pinot Noir showing lavish dark red cherry fruit accentuated by oak spice, particularly vanilla and cinnamon. Light on its feet with gossamer tannins and a fairly long finish. Pretty darn good for this price. Reviewed July 7, 2008 ARTICLE »