After years of winemaking in wineries around the world, we finally started our dream in 2019 with 194 cases of our first vintage for ENA wines, and we are very pleased to share with you our Pinot Noir from Mariah Vineyard. At ENA, we are constantly looking for unique vineyards to translate in vibrant, elegant and complex wines… We make our wines to share our passion, to make you travel in a unique place and time and mostly to be enjoyed.
Conscious of the environment, we work with vineyards farmed under sustainable, organic and/or regenerative principles. ENA pinot noir 2019 comes exclusively from Mariah Vineyards, a magnificent mountain top vineyard under the Mendocino County AVA and Mendocino Ridge sub-AVA. With only 75 planted acres in the entire wine growing region, Mendocino Ridge is one of the most exclusive cool climate AVAs in California. Mariah Vineyards resides about 5 miles from the coast and at 2,600 feet above the Pacific Ocean and rests above the fog line, creating seemingly islands in the sky. The property is conducted following regenerative and organic farming methods along with dry farming. It is one of the few real cool climate area in Northern California, producing exceptionally expressive grapes, with pure aromatic, retaining great acidity, depth and complexity.
Our winemaking, in a nutshell, is an assertive approach towards nature rather than obstructive. Our decisions are based on improving the expression of the vineyard, rather than pushing wines towards a style. With minimal intervention, we ferment with native yeasts and carefully select our barrels to respect the fruits.
ENA Pinot Noir Mariah Vineyard 2019 showcases a subtle, yet saturated, ruby color with violet hints which makes us want to stare at its charm over and over. The elegant and fresh nose is ample, starting on cranberries, raspberries and red currant, developing into wild dark cherries and violet. At the taste, the tangible brightness awakes your senses and makes this wine tense and involving, calling for another sip. Its juicy character is addicting! The opulent mid palate delivers plushness and pleasure in a fresh fashion while the delicate tannin structure acts as a silky layer on your palate.
To reduce our waste and carbon footprint, we are using light weight bottles with no capsules.