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Date Printed: 9/22/2014
Calera Mt. Harlan Ryan Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009
Calera Mt. Harlan Ryan Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009
(search item no. 117218)
Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 9/22/2014: $39.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This stately 2009 Ryan vineyard Pinot Noir displays a rich, elegant and distinct bouquet of black currant, blackberry bramble, flinty mineral and dried fennel. This wine is lush but restrained with nice fine-grained tannins, wonderful forest characters, slight anise, a hint of toast and deep berry fruit. Truly Mt Harlan; classic Ryan Vineyard.
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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.