Review Updated on 2019-03-18
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Rating 88
Style Red
Variety
Vintage 2016
Appellation
Santa Barbara County
Central Coast
California
USA
ABV 14.2%
Price $44.00  Buy This Wine
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Host/Hostess Gifting, Treat Yo'self, Wine And Cheese Night

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Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir , Sangiovese

Landmark Vineyards La Encantada Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016 Review

Coming from four of the more savory-forward Pinot Noir clones (Dijon 667,777,114 and Pommard) this wine is all about a walk through the forest with flavors and aromas of dark cherry and earthy beet root along with unctuous mushroom and strap leather. There is a touch of cola coming off the back end of that dark cherry note, heightened by a hint of citrusy rhubarb. On the palate our forest jaunt continues with cinnamon and rosemary tones and the sweet wood of some good oak exposure. This is a very focused wine, except for the heat which may interfere with the ultimate harmony of your experience, but if you dig big, then this is your Pinot.

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Landmark Vineyards La Encantada Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016
Coming from four of the more savory-forward Pinot Noir clones (Dijon 667,777,114 and Pommard) this wine is all about a walk through the forest with flavors and aromas of dark cherry and earthy beet root along with unctuous mushroom and strap leather. There is a touch of cola coming off the back end of that dark cherry note, heightened by a hint of citrusy rhubarb. On the palate our forest jaunt continues with cinnamon and rosemary tones and the sweet wood of some good oak exposure. This is a very focused wine, except for the heat which may interfere with the ultimate harmony of your experience, but if you dig big, then this is your Pinot.

Reviewed On: 03-14-2019
88
POINTS
Landmark Vineyards La Encantada Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016
Coming from four of the more savory-forward Pinot Noir clones (Dijon 667,777,114 and Pommard) this wine is all about a walk through the forest with flavors and aromas of dark cherry and earthy beet root along with unctuous mushroom and strap leather. There is a touch of cola coming off the back end of that dark cherry note, heightened by a hint of citrusy rhubarb. On the palate our forest jaunt continues with cinnamon and rosemary tones and the sweet wood of some good oak exposure. This is a very focused wine, except for the heat which may interfere with the ultimate harmony of your experience, but if you dig big, then this is your Pinot.

Reviewed On: 03-14-2019