Calera has farmed their separate but distinctive vineyards since 1973. Limestone rich soil, high elevation, native yeast and whole cluster pressed are just some of the attributes of Calera’s program. These work together year after year to produce stellar wines. The Reed Vineyard fruit has more of an earthy quality to it. There are darker notes of black cherry, blackberry, huckleberry, raspberry and faint herbs The acidity is mild as are the tannins, yet it drinks very well, and cries out for food to help show off the fruit.
This was a great comparison drinking side by side with a Rhys Chard. From similar areas south of San Francisco. This is a bit more austere although that isn't really the right word. Perhaps not as flamboyant? In any event, this is fantastic. Light golden in color. The nose is great with lemon curd, slight peaches, and a bit of lime. On the palate, this is medium bodied with crisp acidity. Almost seamless from the first sip to the smooth finish. The lemon curds follow thru to the palate. Long finish. This is very food friendly and will work with all but the heaviest of foods. Gre