2017 Calera deVilliers
Vineyard Pinot Noir
Calera’s Mt Harlen Vineyards are located in the Gavilan Mountains 25 miles east of the Monterey Bay. The site was chosen for its limestone soils and ideal climate. At an elevation of 2,000 feet it is among the highest and coolest vineyards sites in California.
Made in 100% French Oak, the color is dark black cherry, which persists in the aromas out of the glass along a bouquet of currant, cranberry, tea and cassis, that is rare in a pinot noir but which I found very pleasant! The body is medium but layered and juicy. The journey in the palate of this complex and wonderfully crafted pinot noir continues with accents of pepper and tobacco. The tannins are fine-grained and the finish is elegant and long.
By Perry Miroballi