Calera Pinot Noir Central Coast 2009

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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 rea... Read more

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 j... Read more

An excellent bargain in Pinot Noir, the 2008 Pinot Noir Central Coast offers a delicious introduction to the Calera style. Fifty percent whole clus... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Calera Pinot Noir Central Coast

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065211,213
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
92549165,939
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)


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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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