VOLUME 10, ISSUE 3
January 22, 2015
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Kutch Wines: 2013 Vintage Provided Compelling & Transparent Wines Alexana: Prescription for Pinot with Unlimited Refills En Garde: 2012 Pinots Very Promising Black Kite Cellars: Outstanding Pinot Noir in 2012 Dolin Estate: New Central Coast Pinots Offer Exceptional Value MacRostie Winery & Vineyards: Evolving to Embrace Quality Birichino: A Mischievous Pair Craft Unique Wines at Right Price Domaine de la Côte: Whole Cluster Goodness Skewis Wines: Pinot from Vineyards with a Pedigree DANCIN Vineyards: Rogue Valley Wines of Distinction Waxwing: Engaging Pinot from an Urban Winery MacPhail Proudly Releases First Estate Pinot Noir Sips of Recently Tasted Pinot Noir Sips of Recently Tasted White Wines Pinot Briefs
Eno Wines is a boutique winery owned by Sasha Verhage who is also the winemaker. He is a multitalented wine lover who has been crafting wine since 1999. He learned under Tom Leaf, formerly of Grapeleaf Cellars in Berkeley, and has traveled extensively to many wine-producing areas of the world for experience. His inspiration, like many winemakers, is the combination of love for fine wine and the fine arts. He is a also a graphic designer of great repute and his uniquely designed labels (see below) have won design awards.
Verhage sources his Pinot Noir from Fairview Road Ranch in the Santa Lucia Highlands and has made Fairview Pinot Noir since its first harvest in 2003. This young vineyard continues to get better with each vintage. The 2003 Eno Pinot Noir was named “The Great Promise” because after tasting the 2004 vintage, Verhage tasted a big leap in quality. The vineyard is farmed by Kirk Williams.
The wines are produced in an ivy-covered warehouse in Berkeley which has been a winery for a number of years. Contact the website for purchase.
Articles About Eno Wines
2004 Eno Wines “The Gifted One” Fairview Road Ranch Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir
15.5% alc., 80 cases, $35 (sold out). · This Pinot Noir will appeal to those who prefer a dark, big, and bold style with noticeable oak. There is copious hi-tone sweet Pinot fruit on the nose and palate. The high alcohol is nicely integrated. Like a number of Santa Lucia Highland Pinot Noirs, the wine is Syrah-like. It is not a classic Pinot Noir in the traditional sense - much more KB than DRC - but I liked it for what it was and that was an enjoyable drink. I also really admired the original packaging and the back label which read, “From birth, he spoke his mind. His talents showed great promise. Not the bully or the Bell Curve. He pulled brilliance and bounty from the earth. He is simply the Gifted One.” Reviewed November 13, 2006 ARTICLE »
2003 Eno Wines “The Great Promise” Fairview Road Ranch Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir
14.1% alc., $30. · The nose is all wood with only a hint of prune-like fruit. The wine delivers healthy and appealing fruit flavors but is out of balance with high acid and a dry, tannic finish. The wine above, as I am sure Verhage would admit, is a quantum leap above this one. Reviewed November 13, 2006 ARTICLE »
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