VOL 11, ISSUE 50
Nov 1, 2019

Enkidu Wines

Owner(s) Phillip Staehle
Web site www.enkiduwines.com
Link to this site
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 »

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