delicious dark fruit with subtle earth tones
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.
External Reviews for Calera Pinot Noir Mount Harlan Reed
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.