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Calera Pinot Noir Mount Harlan Jensen Vineyard 2009

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"The 2009 Pinot Noir Jensen Vineyard is the biggest and richest of the 2009s. It boasts stunning depth in its dark fruit, licorice, spices and sweet balsamic notes. Layers of fruit totally saturate the palate as this utterly majestic Pinot opens up in the glass. The sheer depth and nuance of the Jensen is simply breathtaking. Readers will have to be patient, as the Jensen is very much built for the cellar. It is an American classic to savor and enjoy to age 20 and perhaps beyond...97" WA 08/12 "In its youth, this tastes rich and candied, like a cherry, vanilla and buttercream pastry. It’s delicious, savory and fun, a very easy wine to drink with a great steak or chop. With its delicate texture, it should probably last quite a few years, without necessarily gaining in complexity...90" WE 10/12 "A pleasingly well-layered, spicy and fresh nose offers up aromas of primarily mixed red berries and a background note of ripe plum. There is good verve to the mediumbodied flavors that possess an attractive mouth feel that is aided by the velvety texture of the tannins. This delicious effort is presently on the reserved side, in fact there is even a mild hint of austerity on the firm, balanced and lingering finish. This is less accessible than certain other wines in the range and will definitely require medium-term cellaring to be at its best...90" BH 10/12 "Bright ruby-red. A heady bouquet presents fresh red and dark fruits, candied lavender and Asian spices. Silky, dense and gently sweet, with intense black raspberry and cherry flavors complicated by cola and spicecake nuances. A jolt of blood orange adds lift and cut to the sweet, extremely persistent finish featuring darker berry and anise notes....93" IWC 11/12

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This forty-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, followe... Read more
This forty-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 Jensen Vineyard

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Source: Luxurious Drinks
08/18/2012

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


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
03/27/2013

In its youth, this tastes rich and candied, like a cherry, vanilla and buttercream pastry. It’s delicious, savory and fun, a very easy wine to drink with a great steak or chop. With its delicate texture, it should probably last quite a few years, without necessarily gaining in complexity.


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Source: Luxurious Drinks
10/22/2014

Fine red wine- 2009 Calera Jensen Pinot Noir USA Region: California Apellation: Central Coast Pinot Noir 750 ml. Free Shipping Insurance


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
03/27/2013

The 2009 Pinot Noir Jensen Vineyard is the biggest and richest of the 2009s. It boasts stunning depth in its dark fruit, licorice, spices and sweet balsamic notes. Layers of fruit totally saturate the palate as this utterly majestic Pinot opens up in the glass. The sheer depth and nuance of the Jensen is simply breathtaking. Readers will have to be patient, as the Jensen is very much built for the cellar. It is an American classic to savor and enjoy to age 20 and perhaps beyond. Anticipated maturity: 2014–2029.


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Source: Luxurious Drinks
09/26/2013

Fine red wine- 2009 Calera Jensen Pinot Noir - USA - Region: California - Apellation: Central Coast - Pinot Noir - 750 ml.



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"The 2009 Pinot Noir Jensen Vineyard is the biggest and richest of the 2009s. It boasts stunning depth in its dark fruit, licorice, spices and sweet balsamic notes. Layers of fruit totally saturate the palate as this utterly majestic Pinot opens up in the glass. The sheer depth and nuance of the Jensen is simply breathtaking. Readers will have to be patient, as the Jensen is very much built for the cellar. It is an American classic to savor and enjoy to age 20 and perhaps beyond...97" WA 08/12 "In its youth, this tastes rich and candied, like a cherry, vanilla and buttercream pastry. It’s delicious, savory and fun, a very easy wine to drink with a great steak or chop. With its delicate texture, it should probably last quite a few years, without necessarily gaining in complexity...90" WE 10/12 "A pleasingly well-layered, spicy and fresh nose offers up aromas of primarily mixed red berries and a background note of ripe plum. There is good verve to the mediumbodied flavors that possess an attractive mouth feel that is aided by the velvety texture of the tannins. This delicious effort is presently on the reserved side, in fact there is even a mild hint of austerity on the firm, balanced and lingering finish. This is less accessible than certain other wines in the range and will definitely require medium-term cellaring to be at its best...90" BH 10/12 "Bright ruby-red. A heady bouquet presents fresh red and dark fruits, candied lavender and Asian spices. Silky, dense and gently sweet, with intense black raspberry and cherry flavors complicated by cola and spicecake nuances. A jolt of blood orange adds lift and cut to the sweet, extremely persistent finish featuring darker berry and anise notes....93" IWC 11/12

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