Calera Ryan Vineyard Mt Harlen Pinot Noir 2011

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Graceful aromas of rose petal, tea, cassis and clay accent a beautiful strawberry brick hue. This 2011 Ryan is firmly structured & intense with classic Mt Harlan mineral purity. Mouthwatering flavors of cranberry, sour cherry and calcium offer fascinating tension with the taut, well integrated tannins offering a bright and very complex wine, and definitely a candidate for cellaring.

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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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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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2.50 5
Vintage: 2007 02/01/2011

Very earthy and a bit bitter. Finishes on black plum. - Tasted at Wine Spectator New World Wine Experience 2010


Snooth User: rweese
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 03/30/2009

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Calera Ryan Vineyard Mt Harlen Pinot Noir

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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
10/29/2014

Slightly deeper and richer, yet also less expressive aromatically, the 2011 Pinot Noir Ryan Vineyard offers a darker, earthier profile, with black cherry, underbrush, pepper and ground herbs giving way to hints of rose petal and spice with air. Medium to full-bodied, it has impressive richness in the vintage, as well as beautiful mid-palate density and a seamless texture. Overall, it’s a structured effort that should be given another handful of years in the cellar, and consumed over the following decade.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
10/29/2014

Difficult to appreciate now, this Pinot is bone dry, brittle in tannins and acidic. It has quietly complex rosehip tea, sour cherry candy and cola flavors, with a tasteful appliqué of oak. Hold until 2019 and see what it’s doing.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2010 01/24/2013

Ruby core and rim. Wild raspberries and lifted baking spice notes accentuate this lively, youthful nose. Silky, juicy, and plush on the palate with primary red fruit flavors and cola. Balanced yet young with soft tannins and mouthwatering, refreshing... Devon Magee. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2010 Calera Pinot Noir Ryan Vineyard 750ml


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Source: Luxurious Drinks
Vintage: 2010 10/22/2014

2010 Calera Ryan Vineyard Pinot Noir USA Region: California Apellation: Central-Coast Pinot Noir 750 ml. Free Shipping Insurance


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2010 10/28/2013

You can almost read through the translucent ruby color of this wine, but there’s nothing light about it. Rich with cherries, it offers lots of pleasure now, but with moderate alcohol, fine acidity, and minerality that gives the wine a foundation, it should hold in the cellar until 2018, at least.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2010 01/17/2013

A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2010 Calera Pinot Noir Ryan Vineyard 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2010 11/14/2013

Ruby core and rim. Wild raspberries and lifted baking spice notes accentuate this lively youthful nose. Silky juicy and plush on the palate with primary red fruit flavors and cola. Balanced yet young with soft tannins and mouthwatering refreshing acidity this classic pinot has years of life ahead. A testament to the unparalleled quality of Josh Jensen s pinot - sourced from his estate vineyard planted at altitude in limestone. Small production - I would stock up. Devon Magee.


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Graceful aromas of rose petal, tea, cassis and clay accent a beautiful strawberry brick hue. This 2011 Ryan is firmly structured & intense with classic Mt Harlan mineral purity. Mouthwatering flavors of cranberry, sour cherry and calcium offer fascinating tension with the taut, well integrated tannins offering a bright and very complex wine, and definitely a candidate for cellaring.

Dietary Information: Organic


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