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Copy of Calera Pinot Noir " Ryan Vineyard " Mt. Harlan 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, 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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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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External Reviews for Copy of Calera Pinot Noir " Ryan Vineyard " Mt. Harlan

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
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


External Review
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
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.


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.


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
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: Luxurious Drinks
10/22/2014

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


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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, 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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