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Calera Pinot Noir 'de Villiers' Mt. Harlan 2013

Calera Pinot Noir 'de Villiers' Mt. Harlan 2013

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V95 Vinous / Antonio Galloni. 2013 de Villiers Vineyard Pinot Noir possesses a deep garnet color and beguiling aromas of blackberry, cassis, white peppercorn, bramble and wet slate. The flavors are beautifully integrated and juicy; black fruits, Marion berry and spice with soft, graceful yet grippy fine-grained tannins indicating a long life ahead.


V95 Vinous / Antonio Galloni - "The 2013 Pinot Noir de Villiers Vineyard is intense, pure and brilliant. Dark red cherry, blood orange, lavender, mint, star anise and wild flowers give the de Villiers an exotic edge in this vintage. Plush and deep on the palate, the 2013 is shaping up to be a jewel of a wine. Sweet floral and red-fleshed fruits add freshness on the finish. Today, the De Villiers is sublime, but it also needs time to fully come together. "

Vineyards: Calera’s vineyards soar at an average of 2200 feet above sea level and are cooled by the direct flow of cold marine air off the Pacific Ocean through the Monterey Bay coast, towards the upper elevations of the Gavilan Mountain range and Mt. Harlan. The elevation further moderates the climate in what many expect would be a hot growing region reducing the temperature about three degrees for every 1000 feet of height in elevation.

History: named for Marq de Villiers, author of the Heartbreak grape, the story of Josh’s creation of Calera

Style: Showy and forward with chewy and juicy fruit character, and a rich, lush round mouthfeel

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Varietal/TypePinot Noir
BrandCalera Wine
Size750 ML Standard
Rating95 Points
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