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Calera de Villiers 2010
A deep, masculine effort that spent 16 months in 30% new French oak, the 2010 Pinot Noir de Villiers Vineyard dishes out serious amounts of earthy black fruits, wild strawberries, sappy underbrush and floral qualities on the nose. This is followed up by a medium to full-bodied, supple and gorgeously textured effort that has no hard edges and blockbuster length. It has a core of sweet fruit and is certainly enjoyable now, yet it should age effortlessly for 10-12. Drink now-2016...94" WA 8/13 "Open, voluptuous and sexy efforts, these all benefitted from substantial air time and gained richness and depth over the evening. They’re brilliant Pinot Noirs.
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A perfumed and very pretty nose features notes of ripe and spicy dark pinot fruit and black cherry aromas. There is a supple and very round mouth feel to the delicious middle weight flavors that terminate in a clean dry and ever-so-mildly austere finish. This will need a few years of cellar time to harmonize but it should be lovely in time. 2017+ Burghound.
Bright red. Spice-accented aromas of raspberry and fresh rose with deeper cherry pit and earth notes in the background. Gently sweet red fruit flavors are given spine by juicy acidity and complicated by notes of candied flowers and orange zest. Smooth and smoky on the finish featuring supple tannins and an exotic blood orange quality. Stephen Tanzers IWC.
Dark ruby core with a light rim. Expressive aromas of Bing cherry and raspberry with a touch of wildflowers on a bright, fresh nose. Soft and lush, with vibrant, well-balanced acidity, the red fruit on the palate is matched nicely with notes of cola ... Alex Shaw. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2010 Calera Pinot Noir de Villiers 750ml
A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2010 Calera Pinot Noir de Villiers 750ml
Dark red/blue fruit mint licorice and cloves all burst from the 2010 Pinot Noir de Villiers Vineyard. Rich and layered the 2010 impresses for its inner perfume understated personality and terrific overall balance. Like all of the Calera 2010s the de Villiers is distinctly ripe in style but it also possesses terrific length and persistence. The de Villiers is also the only Calera single-vineyard Pinot made from destemmed fruit. Antonio Galloni.
2010 Calera de Villiers Vineyard Pinot Noir - USA - Region: California - Apellation: Central-Coast - Pinot Noir - 750 ml.
De Villiers is one of Calera’s newest vineyards, and whether it’s a warmer site or simply comprised of showier clones, it’s forward in raspberry and cherry jam flavors, with lots of sweet, caramelized oak. The finish is long and sweet in fruit, and the alcohol is well below 14% by volume.
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Dietary Information: Organic
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