2017 Calera Pinot Noir

Year: 2017
Appellation: Central Coast
Country: USA - California
Vinous Media: 88
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
Price :
$23.95

"The 2017 Pinot Noir (Central Coast) is laced with sweet red berry, mint, spice and floral notes. Medium in body, perfumed and weightless in feel, the Central Coast Pinot is an excellent choice for near-term drinking. This is a notable level of quality for a wine whose production approaches 15,000 cases." (VM)

Winery Notes:
Calera’s Central Coast wines are made from grapes grown by selected vineyards in California’s Central Coast Viticultural Area.

In the Vineyards :
The season began with one of the wettest winters in memory, followed by a warm spring that led to a well-timed budbreak. The warm, sunny weather continued throughout summer, providing ideal growing conditions. After a significant Labor Day heat spike led us to harvest a few of our earlier-ripening sites, a perfectly timed cooldown in late summer and early fall provided additional hangtime for the rest of the grapes to achieve optimal ripeness. While overall yields were down slightly in 2017, the quality is excellent.

Comments from the Winemaker:
Made from a handful of the finest vineyards on the Central Coast, this lush and vibrant Pinot Noir displays alluring layers of blackberry jam, red cassis and Bing cherry, underscored by hints of wild game and pennyroyal that add nuance and complexity to a long, focused finish.

Varietal Content:
100% Pinot Noir