Calera Pinot Noir Ryan 2009

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94 points Wine & Spirits: The vines in the upper block of Ryan, rising to 2,500 feet, are just settling in. Jim Ryan,...

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Offers a spicy, stemmy edge to the dried cherry and savory underbrush notes. Very tight and in need of cellaring and aeration. Best from 2013 throu... Read more

In its youth, this wine is tightly wound and austere, despite a wealth of ripe cherry fruit. The acidity and tannins wrap it up in a concealing clo... Read more

The vines in the upper block of Ryan, rising to 2,500 feet, are just settling in. Jim Ryan, Caleraandrsquo;s vineyard manager, planted it in 1998 a... Read more

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External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
12/03/2012

Offers a spicy, stemmy edge to the dried cherry and savory underbrush notes. Very tight and in need of cellaring and aeration. Best from 2013 through 2022.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
12/07/2012

In its youth, this wine is tightly wound and austere, despite a wealth of ripe cherry fruit. The acidity and tannins wrap it up in a concealing cloak of dry astringency. But it has the inherent balance to age over the next 10 years, gradually softening and mellowing.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

The vines in the upper block of Ryan, rising to 2,500 feet, are just settling in. Jim Ryan, Caleraandrsquo;s vineyard manager, planted it in 1998 at a higher density than Caleraandrsquo;s other sites, most of which date to 1975. At first, this wine appears to be a big, extracted fruit bomb until, hours later, the tannins begin to breathe and the texture broadens, the fruit filling in the tannins on the sides of the mouth. A day later, the tannins and fruit have merged back into the middle of the wine, focused on dark, mineral intensity, on scents of smoke and earth, carrying plenty of extract within a pinot noir frame. While this may seem like a stylistic departure for Calera, it could also be read as a youthful interpretation of the Mount Harlan site. Itandrsquo;s formidable and delicious in any case, especially if decanted for roast duck.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

The 2009 Pinot Noir Ryan Vineyard shows off layers of sweet tobacco, crushed flowers, leather, spices and dried cherries. The 100% whole clusters come through on the saline, floral-infused finish. Bottle age should help the stems to integrate and the tannins to soften. Ryan is Caleraandrsquo;s highest altitude site. Anticipated maturity: 2014andndash;2024.


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Source: Luxurious Drinks
08/18/2012

Luxurious Drinks bietet Ihnen an: Wein - rot - 2009 Calera Ryan Pinot Noir - USA - Region: California - Apellation: Central Coast - Pinot Noir - 750 ml.


External Review
10/02/2012

The 2009 Pinot Noir Ryan Vineyard shows off layers of sweet tobacco, crushed flowers, leather, spices and dried cherries. The 100% whole clusters come through on the saline, floral-infused finish. Bottle age should help the stems to integrate and the... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2009 Calera Pinot Noir Ryan Vineyard 750ml


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Source: Luxurious Drinks
09/26/2013

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


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Winemaker's Notes:

94 points Wine & Spirits: The vines in the upper block of Ryan, rising to 2,500 feet, are just settling in. Jim Ryan, Caleras vineyard manager, planted it in 1998 at a higher density than Caleras other sites, most of which date to 1975. At first, this wine appears to be a big, extracted fruit bomb until, hours later, the tannins begin to breathe and the texture broadens, the fruit filling in the tannins on the sides of the mouth. A day later, the tannins and fruit have merged back into the middle of the wine, focused on dark, mineral intensity, on scents of smoke and earth, carrying plenty of extract within a pinot noir frame. While this may seem like a stylistic departure for Calera, it could also be read as a youthful interpretation of the Mount Harlan site. Its formidable and delicious in any case, especially if decanted for roast duck. (Jun 2012)

94 points Wine & Spirits: The vines in the upper block of Ryan, rising to 2,500 feet, are just settling in. Jim Ryan, Caleras vineyard manager, planted it in 1998 at a higher density than Caleras other sites, most of which date to 1975. At first, this wine appears to be a big, extracted fruit bomb until, hours later, the tannins begin to breathe and the texture broadens, the fruit filling in the tannins on the sides of the mouth. A day later, the tannins and fruit have merged back into the middle of the wine, focused on dark, mineral intensity, on scents of smoke and earth, carrying plenty of extract within a pinot noir frame. While this may seem like a stylistic departure for Calera, it could also be read as a youthful interpretation of the Mount Harlan site. Its formidable and delicious in any case, especially if decanted for roast duck. (Jun 2012)

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