Sta. Rita Hills
La Encantada Vineyard
October 6, 2009
15 months in 30% new French cooperage
2009 Smoke & Mirrors Pinot Noir
Only 75 cases produced
La Encantada was planted in 2001 by Richard Sanford – the godfather of Santa Ynez Pinot Noir. The vineyard is located on the cooler west side of Sta. Rita Hills. Here, the mountains run east to west, funneling troughs of chilly temperatures and fog in from the coast. La Encantada was the first certified organic site in Santa Barbara and is planted to a range of Dijon clones, producing tiny clusters with yields hovering around 2 tons per acre. The result is dark cherry, earth and spice – the essence of Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir.