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Calera Pinot Noir Mount Harlan Mount Harlan Cuvée 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

Enticing aromas of rose petals, gardenia, bright cherry and sandalwood waft from this 2009 Mills Pinot Noir with its stunning ruby and garnet hue. Racy flavors of cassis, chocolate, rhubarb and cranberry add a cheerful lift to the zesty, deep, dark black plum, cigar and leather accents. Broad fruit strokes with mineral underpinnings linger delightfully. Vineyard planted in 1984. Crop yield of just 1.55 tons/acre. 1,599 cases produced. Not yet reviewed; 2008 vintage rated 93 points by Wine Advocate.

Calera Wine Company:
This thirty-year old winery is located in the limestone-rich Gavilan mountains of San Benito County near Hollister, California. Ninety miles south of San Francisco, the vineyards are at 2,200 ft. elevation. The heat of the season is mitigated by cooling sea breezes from Monterey Bay. Several varietals are grown, with Pinot Noir having the lion's share at roughly 70 % of production, follo... Read more
This thirty-year old winery is located in the limestone-rich Gavilan mountains of San Benito County near Hollister, California. Ninety miles south of San Francisco, the vineyards are at 2,200 ft. elevation. The heat of the season is mitigated by cooling sea breezes from Monterey Bay. Several varietals are grown, with Pinot Noir having the lion's share at roughly 70 % of production, followed by Chardonnay and Viognier at approximately 21 % and 9 % respectively. An entirely gravity-fed production facility, the new building is a testament to artisanal winemaking, with average yearly production nearing 30,000 cases of all varietals. Read less

External Reviews for Calera Pinot Noir Mount Harlan Mount Harlan Cuvée

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
08/10/2012

This vineyard bottling is very vintage driven. The cool 2009 harvest has made it ripe and tart in cherry pie flavors, but also rather tannic. It's aloof, revealing little of its soul, beyond the primary fruit and oak. Needs time in the cellar. Could ... Wine Enthusiast. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2009 Calera Pinot Noir Mills Vineyard 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/14/2012

A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2009 Calera Pinot Noir Mills Vineyard 750ml



Enticing aromas of rose petals, gardenia, bright cherry and sandalwood waft from this 2009 Mills Pinot Noir with its stunning ruby and garnet hue. Racy flavors of cassis, chocolate, rhubarb and cranberry add a cheerful lift to the zesty, deep, dark black plum, cigar and leather accents. Broad fruit strokes with mineral underpinnings linger delightfully. Vineyard planted in 1984. Crop yield of just 1.55 tons/acre. 1,599 cases produced. Not yet reviewed; 2008 vintage rated 93 points by Wine Advocate.

Dietary Information: Organic


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