Calera de Villiers Vineyard Pinot Noir (375ml half-bottle) 2008 Front Label
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Calera de Villiers Vineyard Pinot Noir (375ml half-bottle) 2008

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This beautiful 2008 de Villiers Pinot possesses a dark, graceful, soulful hue with a deeply intense and faintly smoky bouquet of boysenberry and black cherry. Concentrated by the scant yield of less than half a ton per acre, the flavors are deep and vibrant with blackberry, blueberry, red currant, soy and mineral accentuated by an amazingly elegant structure and a grippy, albeit succulent and lingering finish.

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2008 Pinot Noir de Villiers Vineyard flows from the glass with layers of dark cherries, menthol, licorice and tobacco. It is a wonderfully fleshy, expressive Pinot to drink now and over the next decade. Despite the richness of the fruit, there is more than enough structure for this to drink well for quite some time. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2020.
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Calera, California
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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.
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At elevations reaching well over 2,000 feet, the Mt. Harlan AVA in the Gabilan Range is an anomaly among its surrounding Central Coast appellations. Recognizing the splendor of the area and its ideal limestone-rich soils, Josh Jensen chose Mt. Harlan as the home of his Calera Wine Company in the 1970s. Awarded his own AVA in 1990, Calera is the only commercial winery in the appellation.

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