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Calera Pinot Noir Central Coast 2009

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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

Editorial Reviews for Calera Pinot Noir Central Coast

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065219,258
3.50 5
11/19/2012

Nicely stemmy and lightly vegetal on the nose with aromas that recall strawberry and carrot tops. There's a lovely hint of spicy wood here that really sets off the lightly smoky raspberry and strawberry fruit. A bit chunky early on, this is soft and broad in the mouth with faint mocha accents to the rather intense blackberry and black plum skin fruit of the mid-palate. There's impressive intensity to the fruit and the wine remains firm and focused in the mouth with nice cut on the back end and right through the lightly mineral, dry fruited finish. Not complex but intense and decisive in the mouth, with lovely freshness to the tannins. 88pts


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Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549178,770
3.50 5
09/05/2012

The nose was highly expressive with a bouquet that showed sweet cherries, pine nettles and dark soil notes. On the palate it was silky smooth yet juicy, with pure dark cherry fruit, hints of herbs, and a crack of pepper. The finish followed suit, as it’s red fruit and earthy profile slowly melted away from the palate. (91 points)


Snooth User: petergriffin8888
150686012
4.50 5
05/24/2014

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Calera Pinot Noir Central Coast

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

An excellent bargain in Pinot Noir, the 2008 Pinot Noir Central Coast offers a delicious introduction to the Calera style. Fifty percent whole clusters were used, and the wine was aged 11 months in Francois Freres Burgundy barrels, of which 10% were new. Bottled unfiltered, it is a blend of fruit from four separate Central Coast counties, Monterey, San Luis Obispo, San Benito, and Santa Clara. Attractive notes of roasted herbs, sweet and sour cherries, strawberry jam, sassafras, and earth emerge from this medium to full-bodied, supple-textured, seductive red. Drink it over the next 2-3 years.


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
09/23/2011

Delightful bright aromas of pomegranate, sandalwood, juicy cherry and bramble waft from this energetic and flavorful 2009 Calera Central Coast Pinot Noir.


External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
08/18/2012

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - red - 2009 - Calera Pinot Noir Central Coast - USA - Region: California - Apellation: Central-Coast - Pinot Noir - 750 ml.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Firm, offering an appealing mix of savory herb, dried berry, anise, cedar and rhubarb notes, turning somewhat simpler on the finish. Drink now through 2016.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
09/19/2011

Offers a broad range of flavors, displaying spicy cherry, plum and spice flavors that are focused, lively, intense and concentrated. The flavors fan out and are supported by fine tannins on the finish.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
09/19/2011

Bright ruby appearance. Medium-bodied. Moderately extracted. Mildly tannic. Black fruits, blackberries. Quite full berry flavors on the palate linger through the finish. Very harmonious and drinking very well now.


External Review
09/20/2011

Pale ruby red in color. On the nose, this is quite complex and deep with a plethora of red fruit like cranberry, pomegranate and cherry, along with plenty of spice and earth. Bright and balanced, the palate is juicy, delicious and seamless in textu... John Sweeney. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2009 Calera Pinot Noir Central Coast 750ml


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