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Date Printed: 3/23/2017
Calera Mt. Harlan Jensen Vineyard Pinot Noir 2005
Calera Mt. Harlan Jensen Vineyard Pinot Noir 2005
(search item no. 96521)
collectible wine

PRICE ON 3/23/2017: $63.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2013 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 96 points
2013 Wilfred Wong of rating: 95 points
2013 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2012 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 95 points
2012 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 97 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
1987 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1987 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1986 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This 2005 Jensen expresses dense plum and black fruit aromas accented by faint anise and white pepper. Flavors broaden with cola and bing cherry, toasty oak and lush but firm tannins. Nicely balanced, and still quite tight, this vintage will reward us with a few years in the cellar. A modicum of air will help open this beauty up for near term sipping.
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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.