C California Style

2011 Lutum Pinot Noir, La Rinconada Vineyard, Sta. Rita Hills, $50.
La Encantada Vineyard.

The Pinot Files

by C California Style

Gavin Chanin, the young winemaker with status on culinaria’s various “30 under 30” and “40 under 40” lists, now offers …

his sophomore effort, Lutum Wines. Latin for “soil” or “dirt,” the name reflects a true expression of the terroir. An effort with veteran Bill Price, the 2012 vintage culls grapes from destination vineyards such as La Encantada in Sta. Rita Hills (where boutique makers like Habit and Sandhi are as common as the afternoon breeze). The next release arrives in May. $50-$60; lutumwines.com