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Calera Pinot Noir Mount Harlan Reed 2002

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delicious dark fruit with subtle earth tones

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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
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Member Reviews for Calera Pinot Noir Mount Harlan Reed

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Snooth User: chad1616
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4.00 5
08/14/2009

delicious dark fruit with subtle earth tones


0.00 5
11/14/2008

This is a previous selection from the Gold Medal Wine Club-Platinum Series. Calera is one of the premier Pinot Noir producers in America. The 2002 Calera Pinot Noir Mount Harlan, Reed Vineyard is solid evidence of that fact. Wine Enthusiast magazine rated this wine a lofty 93 Points— “There are Pinots that are darker in color and fuller in body in California, but few approach this bottling in complexity or apparent ageability…” Wine & Spirits magazine was close behind with 92 Points — “There’s a sense of refinement to this wine’s red raspberry flavor, a brisk fell that’s balanced between lightness and depth. The tannins remain transparent, their earthy savor lasting with the brighter berry note. Serve it with roast Cornish game hens stuffed with wild mushrooms.”The Wine News magazine chimed in with another 92-Points— “Campfire aromas with cinnamon, white pepper and leather notes. Cherry and mocha flavors with a roasted nuance working its way throughout. A fresh lick of cherry and clove in the finish.” Best from 2007 through 2011.


Snooth User: etheriau
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3.00 5
06/05/2007

Three glasses


External Reviews for Calera Pinot Noir Mount Harlan Reed

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/03/2013

A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2002 Calera Pinot Noir Mills Vineyard 750ml


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Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
02/26/2010

Mills Vineyard was the second generation of vineyards to be planted in 1984. Same vinification processes as wines from the Reed Vineyards. This Pinot shows plush dark fruit with a touch of spice and tried thyme on the finish.



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