2010 Calera Vin Gris Pinot Noir

Year: 2010
Appellation: Central Coast
Country: USA - California
Wine Advocate: 90
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"The 2010 Vin Gris of Pinot Noir, a saignee of Pinot Noir, is a gorgeous, striking wine loaded with class and personality. Varietal fruit comes through loud and clear in this beautiful, broad shouldered rose. The wine was aged in stainless steel and did not undergo malolactic fermentation. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2013.

I was deeply impressed with the wines I tasted from Josh Jensen and Calera. Vintage 2008 was not an easy one, as a severe spring frost reduced yields to less than one ton per acre. Most of the Pinots are made with 100% whole clusters. I am not sure each of these sites is ideally suited to such a high percentage of stem inclusion, especially in this vintage, but time will tell. Calera has what are easily the most informative back labels I have ever seen, with much more information and detail on each wine than I can reproduce here. Kudos to Josh Jensen for providing his customers with the maximum level of detail one could ever ask for. Unfortunately I was not able to taste the Chardonnays, but I will report on those wines as soon as possible." (WA)

Winery Notes:
This enticing and delectable 2010 Vin Gris of Pinot Noir has a wonderful, deeprose color and a fragrant, spicy bouquet of strawberry and raspberry with a kissof jasmine. Flavors of pomegranate and cranberry are vibrant, bright and bold with good body and depth making a wine that is delicious and fun, with a surprisingly long and pleasing finish.