Calera Viognier Mount Harlan Dessert 2010

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Calera Dessert Viognier 2006 and all other wine from Calera Wine Company are available for immediate delivery and discounted prices from CheaperCigars.com. We also carry wide variety of wine from USA and across the globe.

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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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Vintage: 2006 04/30/2010

Calera Dessert Viognier 2006 and all other wine from Calera Wine Company are available for immediate delivery and discounted prices from CheaperCigars.com. We also carry wide variety of wine from USA and across the globe.


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Vintage: 2006 10/16/2008

Like the queen of aromatic wines, Riesling, I believe Viognier has unique characteristics for terroir differentiating appellations, or vineyards within an appellation. Somehow aromatics speak (sing!) more clearly than any other natural component of wine, and their voice can tell us a lot about where they hail from. From Virginia to British Columbia, Michigan to Texas, Viognier sings in a wide range of voices. Calera’s Josh Jensen, who is unquestionably one of the greatest Pinot Noir choirmasters on the planet, has tuned his Mt. Harlan Viognier to the fineness of a soprano-rendered Ave Maria.I confess that I love this scented grape in pretty nearly all its perfumy voices, from hefty Sophie Tucker, to sultry Marilyn M, to raspy Eartha Kitt, and even the disjointed-sweetness of Joni Mitchell. To be sure, the grape can be as schizophrenic as a Dolly duet with Pavarotti. But this Calera ‘06 is singularly angelic. I’ve simply never tasted a more “pure” substance. I don’t know where JJ hid the alcohol; somehow he’s found the sweet spot here without any over extraction or raspy heat. It is exactly the same wine in the nose and on the palate…delicate rose petals and honeydew melon, with long minerality to finish. Demure, but poignant…all innocence and grace. Score this one as heavenly as Victoria Taranova’s Ave Maria. And, will somebody please check the elevation on Mount Harlan!




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