2014 Enfield Wine Co Pinot Noir Antle Vineyard
Powerfully aromatic, with all the soft fruit you expect from a Pinot, but with a nose and mouth tingling mineral backbone that can only come from limestone. Our block at Antle has the chunkiest limestone soil we have seen Pinot Noir vines planted on in California, and is a challenge to anyone skeptical about minerality in wine.
John Lockwood, owner and winemaker at Enfield, has a resume that will make you salivate. He worked with Ted Lemon (Littorai) and especially with Ehren Jordan at Failla. In fact, Lockwood started Enfield while managing the Sonoma Coast and Russian River Valley vineyards at Failla.
These are extremely balanced and tension-filled wines that are some of the hottest wines in California.