When Pinot Noir vines hit around 20 years of age, they typically show a beautiful maturity of fruit. At a grow elevation of 2,200 feet and planted in limestone soils Calera’s wines show an intensity and acidity other wines only strive for. Soft and lithe, this Pinot is an easy drinking, very amenable wine. There are fruit notes with a little more earthiness, light mushroom and damp leaf. You’ll notice rhubarb, pomegranate, very light cherry with a firm tannic structure to support the acidity. Perhaps curiously, there are not certain flavors that dominate this Pinot, as is typical of many. The judicious use of oak (only 30% new French oak) makes the fruit more pronounced. This wine is more of a blended success, acquired by successfully weaving together its various parts. ORIGIN: Mt. Harlan, San Benito County. ALCOHOL: 14.5%

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