2014 Byron La Encantada Vineyard Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

14.4% alc., 277 cases, $55. Clone 777. Aged 16 months in French oak barrels, 42% new. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Aromas of black cherry, anise and pungent herbs reaching more expression over time in the glass. The mid weight core of earthy black cherry and blackberry fruits are embellished with herbal oak. A savory wine, with modest, balanced tannins and a revealing satiny texture that attracts interest. I tasted this wine over and over and just couldn’t find compelling delight. Score: 87. Reviewed December 13, 2016

Winery: Byron Vineyard & Winery
From article: Final California Wine Reviews of 2016