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Date Printed: 10/1/2014
Calera Mt. Harlan Ryan Vineyard Pinot Noir 2005
Calera Mt. Harlan Ryan Vineyard Pinot Noir 2005
(search item no. 95266)
Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 10/1/2014: $36.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Plum, black cherry, spice and cedar aromas introduce this fourth vintage of Ryan vineyard – our youngest Mt. Harlan Pinot Noir block. West facing aspect and higher elevation give this vineyard unique character, yet it already possesses that classic Mt. Harlan minerality, focus and structure. Bright, youthful and vibrant, this charmer offers berry, cola, plum and Asian spice with a fleshy, persistent finish.
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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.