Wine of the Week: Alma Rosa, 2021 La Encantada | Sta. Rita Hills, California

By Dirk Smits

Pinot Blanc 2021 | August 7, 2023


Alma Rosa Winery is a well-known winery located in the Sta. Rita Hills AVA (American Viticultural Area) in California, United States. It was founded by Richard Sanford, a pioneer in the California wine industry, with a focus on producing high-quality Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Chardonnay wines.

The winery takes its name from the combination of two Spanish words: “Alma,” meaning soul, and “Rosa,” representing the delicate and complex nature of the rosé. Alma Rosa Winery is known for its commitment to sustainable and organic farming practices, which are reflected in their vineyard management and winemaking processes.


Origin: Sta. Rita Hills, California
Varietal: 100% Pinot Blanc
Price: $38.00
ABV: 13%

The wine has a pale straw color with aromas of stone fruit, jasmine and wet rocks. The palate shows textural viscosity balanced by natural acidity, stone fruit flavors and mineral.

> For more information, visit Alma Rosa official website.