2014 Enticer Pinot Noir, Duvarita Vineyard
Sta. Rita Hills AVA Duvarita Vineyard
Elegant and balanced with great natural acidity. The whole cluster fermentation component provides a soft richness and spice. Bright and vibrant, it shows red plum and black cherry fruit. Light in the mouth yet great structure, minerality, and long smooth finish. Produced from seven barrels of Pinot Noir from the cool-climate Duvarita Vineyard, which lies just west of the Sta Rita Hills appellation. The vineyard is farmed organically and biodynamically while undergoing the certification process.
Wine Enthusiast 93 Editor's Choice
This bottling is the work of Jaffurs general manager David Yates, and the 2014 shines as a great example of blending wines of varying degrees of ripeness. The nose shows thyme, olive, cranberry and fennel, with a warmer hint of vanilla. The palate offers intriguing mulberry and red plum fruit, with exotic notes ranging from sichuan peppercorn to preserved lemon to kalamata olive. - M.K.