Red

2016 Tyler Pinot Noir La Encantada

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Sta. Rita Hills
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Community Tasting Notes 5

  • melzar wrote: 92 points

    January 16, 2020 - Oak (NEW?) very dominant. A little one dimensional with a slightly hot finish. Good balance. Structure portends great future ahead.

  • air guitar & pinot noir Likes this wine: 93 points

    May 8, 2019 - I have been waiting to be wowed by this vintage from Tyler and this wine finally delivered. Combining both structure and complexity with lovely dark fruit. This reestablished my confidence and satisfaction with Justin's wine making philosophy and approach. This wine caught my attention and held it throughout the bottle. Very nice bottle!

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • oldwines Likes this wine: 95 points

    March 4, 2019 - Tasted at the Skurnik Grand Portfolio Tasting in NYC. One-third whole cluster fermentation, beautiful ruby crimson color. Lovely nose that is floral, fruity and spicy with tons of complexity. Palate has medium tannin and medium+ acidity that gives it good structure for aging. Good minerality along with red raspberry fruit and a savory, spicy grilled meat finish. I love the depth in this and the texture. Great balance too. I think this wine will age magnificently. To be fair my rating includes my assessment on its longevity and how I think it will taste on its 10th - 15th birthday. Could last even longer. Superb.

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  • air guitar & pinot noir Likes this wine: 92 points

    October 26, 2018 - Explosive floral and spice notes on the nose. Red and dark berries with an ongoing vein of potpourri spice running throughout. Lovely weight and mouthfeel and an elegance throughout. Justin has continued to evolve and up his game, which is saying something when he started at such a high level of expertise and confidence to begin with. He works with great vineyard sites and brings the very best out of the fruit and terroir. Excellent Pinot!

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  • AACollection wrote:

    June 14, 2018 - Santa Barbara (Summer 2018): Fantastic nose: a hint of brown sugar; sweet red fruit; some herbal stem notes. Very fresh on the palate with loads of cranbery and red raspberry.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Santa Barbara Dreamin'… Part One & Part Two (Sep 2018), 9/1/2018 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2016
  • Type Red
  • Producer Tyler
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard La Encantada
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Sta. Rita Hills

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 15 (23%)
  • In Cellars 30 (45%)
  • Consumed 21 (32%)

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