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Date Printed: 9/30/2014
Calera Central Coast Pinot Noir 2008
Calera Central Coast Pinot Noir 2008
(search item no. 105322)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/30/2014: $24.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 PinotReport rating: 92 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2007 PinotReport rating: 91 points
2003 The Wine News rating: 93 points
2002 The Wine News rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2008 Central Coast Pinot Noir has a vibrant, beautiful garnet color. Aromas of black cherry with a hint of sweet oak wrap around a comforting core of boysenberry pie. The taste is lively – spicy blackberry and cassis, with bramble & briar and good structure. This is a smooth, delightful wine with a lot of personality.
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About Calera:

Calera is a small ultra-premium winery located in the limestone-rich Gavilan Mountains, east of Monterey and south of Hollister, California. Josh Jensen planted Calera's first 23 acres of Pinot Noir in 1975. An additional 26.6 acres of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Viognier were planted in the 1980s, and 33 more acres, mostly Pinot Noir but also some additional Chardonnay, in 1997 and 1998. All these parces are in the Mt. Harlan AVA that was created in 1990. Calera produces 8 single-vineyard wines from Mt. Harlan, as well as Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from grapes purchased from selected vineyards in the Central Coast regions.