Calera Wine Company

Calera Wine Company

Calera Jensen Mt. Harlan Pinot Noir 2020

2020 vintage. Via Coravin. A little lighter than usual upon release. Need to revisit in six months. 2.7.24. — 22 days ago

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Reed Vineyard Pinot Noir 2003

— 3 months ago


Ryan Jentoft Vineyard Pinot Noir 2020

2020 vintage. Swan & Calera clones if correctly remembering. Some chunky/earthy/grounding power frontal and mid-palate slightly thinning out on a concentrated finish. Really nice acidity/tannins for balance with the fruit punch. 4.13.23. — 10 months ago

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Mills Vineyard Pinot Noir 2003

Magnum - beautifully aged Pinot with just enough fruit still there. — a month ago


Calera Selection Doc's Ranch Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

John Howard

Insane like before! — 9 months ago

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Calera Wine Company

Central Coast Chardonnay 2018

v18. Pretty good. Toasty vanilla nose. Creamy, tropical and pear fruit. Bright, soft oak and mineral finish. — 3 years ago

Calera Wine Company

Jensen Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019

Great balance with the right amount of fruit. Superb Pinot. — 2 months ago

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Scott@Mister A’s-San Diego

Scott@Mister A’s-San Diego

Arguably, the best new world pinot noir.


Swan & Calera Selection Docs Ranch Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

Shay A

Finally able to try Cobb. Pinot is extremely hit or miss for me, but I know I enjoy them on the fresh side, close to the coast and with whole cluster use.

Pop and pour. 12.3ABV. Translucent red/purple in the glass. Checks off all the boxes mentioned above…extremely fragrant. Gorgeous floral notes on the nose. Crunchy red fruits, potpurri, herbal and spice from the whole cluster use, mint and black tea. Bright and nervy acidity with good tannin on the finish. For how low the ABV is, it has perfect weight and doesn’t come across lean simply for lean sake. Followed from bottle over two hours and stayed strong. Wonderfully made and definitely my style.
— 6 months ago

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Ron R

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I keep reading good things about this stuff... nice notes, mate!
Shay A

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@Ron R : You won’t be disappointed!


Hirsch Vineyard Pinot Noir

Couldn't find entry, logging Stella Sonoma Coast Pinot 2017 here: 225 and Calera clones. Elevated acidity, med tannins. Cola nuts, faint herbs, red plums, blackberry, med+/elevated concentration, overripe strawberry, black tea bag, lavender, tomato, stony characters. ~13% abv. 2017 was super hot in Sonoma, >100 degree heat spikes in June-July cause vines to shut down, rapid ripening more akin to Oregon of erratic growing season (whereas usually California boasts of constant long growing season). Gravel loam soil. 10-40% whole cluster, hand punchdowns, stem inclusion. Foot treaded. WC raises pH as high acid -> more stem inclusion to balance the pH. Failla picks on pH at ~23-24 Brix which would be a bit too high. — 2 years ago