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This is a brand new single vineyard, and the first release to boot. What to expect? No real benchmark to compare to yet. The aroma forcefully ... Read more
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 f... Read more
Bright red. Spice-accented aromas of raspberry and fresh rose with deeper cherry pit and earth notes in the background. Gently sweet red fruit flav... Read more
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This is a brand new single vineyard, and the first release to boot. What to expect? No real benchmark to compare to yet. The aroma forcefully exudes right out of the glass. I was told that a portion of the grapes used for this release formerly went into the cuvee, so I maybe had a preconception that the intensity might be a little marginalized say compared to a Selleck or a Jensen. But it's potent! I get a little heat and some quick tannin, but that is completely to be expected. I'd opine that optimally this should wait until 2011-2014 for ideal consumption. Within the first five seconds there are an almost unexpected array of fruit profiles that move across the palate. Complex. Not a terribly long finish, but very balanced in the short to mid-term. Very nice. I've seen it going for $35.
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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 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.
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.
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.
A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2010 Calera Pinot Noir de Villiers 750ml
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
Lush beautiful aromas of boysenberry, cedar, violets, tobacco and graphite lure you into a fascinating display of brooding flavors. Savory smoked duck, shiitakes, orange peel and gingerbread give tension to accents of forest floor, plum, blackberry and flint with a savory, mouthwatering texture. This wine is tart, full, deep, fleshy; full of wonder and pleasure. Alcohol 14.9%. 1,314 cases produced. Not yet reviewed; 2010 vintage rated 94 points by Wine Advocate.
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