Central Coast, California
Calera Pinot Noir Central Coast is our newest red wine gem from California! Calera is a vision, and Calera's wines truly express the sense of place. Rather than follow the recommended path, Josh Jensen became a pioneer in search of the perfect spot on the globe to grow grapes. Even renowned wine critic Robert Parker is convinced, saying, "Calera is one of the most compelling Pinot Noir specialists of not only the New World, but of Planet Earth." Jeb Dunnuck, writing for Parker, rated this 2013 vintage 91 points: "It has a light ruby color to go with perfumed, spice-filled notes of red flowers, sweet cherries, rose petal and sassafras. Beautiful on the palate, with a light, airy feel, plenty of acidity and a great finish, this should represent a super value and drink well for 4-5 years." Need we say more?
Calera Pinot Noir offers delightful bright aromas of pomegranate, sandalwood, juicy cherry and bramble. Seven different vineyard sources combine to create lively flavors of cranberry, French prune, briar and expressive red plum with a soft underpinning of oak. Deep flavors, firm tannins, wonderful fruit and a nice tartness make for a rich, lingering finish. The wine was aged without racking in mostly French oak barrels, 10% new, for eleven months. The vineyard lots were combined prior to bottling and the wine was bottled unfiltered.
Enjoy Calera Pinot Noir Central Coast with roast pork, grilled salmon, ratatouille and aged cheeses.