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Calera Pinot Noir Mount Harlan Mount Harlan Cuvée 2005

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Notes on the Calera Mills Vineyard Mt. Harlan Pinot Noir 2005 : CONNOISSEUR'S GUIDE REVIEW: 91 POINTS On first glance, this almost gangly young Pinot Noir impresses as being a bit narrow and less than complex, but, when given a chance to bloom, it reveals increasingly rich fruit and scattered suggestions of herbs, spice, dried flowers and toast. Quite firm on the palate, yet with a good sense of extract, it is simply too young for drinking any time soon and will not reach its best for five or more years. Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine Volume 32 Issue 12: October 2008WINEMAKER NOTES: What a classic Mt. Harlan bouquet of rock and mineral woven nicely with notes of raspberry and blackberry. Flavors of cherry, plum and star anise fill the palate, accented with soft undertones of oak and a juicy, round, flinty finish. This is the richest and most lush Mills Pinot Noir vintage to date.CALERA MILLS VINEYARD MT. HARLAN PINOT NOIR 2005

Calera Wine Company:
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

Notes on the Calera Mills Vineyard Mt. Harlan Pinot Noir 2005 : CONNOISSEUR'S GUIDE REVIEW: 91 POINTS On first glance, this almost gangly young Pinot Noir impresses as being a bit narrow and less than complex, but, when given a chance to bloom, it reveals increasingly rich fruit and scattered suggestions of herbs, spice, dried flowers and toast. Quite firm on the palate, yet with a good sense of extract, it is simply too young for drinking any time soon and will not reach its best for five or more years. Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine Volume 32 Issue 12: October 2008WINEMAKER NOTES: What a classic Mt. Harlan bouquet of rock and mineral woven nicely with notes of raspberry and blackberry. Flavors of cherry, plum and star anise fill the palate, accented with soft undertones of oak and a juicy, round, flinty finish. This is the richest and most lush Mills Pinot Noir vintage to date.CALERA MILLS VINEYARD MT. HARLAN PINOT NOIR 2005

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