Calera Wine Company

Calera Wine Company

Central Coast Pinot Noir 2018

Josh Jensen line stone hill and produces true Burgundian style Cali pinots. This is the his entry level and it is very juicy fwd fruit and very much like a village beaune. Excellent wine and great value. — 12 days ago

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Central Coast Chardonnay 2015

Minerals, bright lemon, great acidity, some salt. — 2 months ago

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de Villiers Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010

Legendary Loss

Calera founder Josh Jensen passed away earlier this month after a lifetime of achievements that included elevating American Pinot Noir on the world stage

Day 1
Served this with the Vinloq System
👃Bold, sexy, purple fruit floods from the glass endlessly
👅Spicy purple fruit, blood orange, sasafras, and licorice. A gentle tannic pull on the smoke tinged finish. Drinking well

Remaining wine was Slow Decanted in my refrigerator

DAY 10
👃Sweet, spicy, purple fruits with more vanilla, oak, vegetal, and tobacco notes than Day 1
👅Same sweet plummy fruit with tobacco and licorice. Fruit forward but balanced. Soft tannins and no heat

I did not have a preference for Day 1 or Day 10. There were more oak notes on both the nose and palate on Day 10. Two solid showings👍This is solidly in its drinking window & will be there for quite some time 🍷
— 3 months ago

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Swan & Calera Selection Docs Ranch Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

John Howard

Even better than last time. Nag champa nose. — a month ago

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Nag Champa Nose FTW!

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Mt. Harlan Chardonnay 2016

absolutely amazing balance, Josh Jensen RIP — 3 months ago

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Reed Vineyard Pinot Noir

Approaches the oak threshold but does not cross. Pretty substantial bottle! — 3 months ago

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Muns Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

love the Santa Cruz expression of Pinot. — 4 months ago

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Ryan Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012

The namesake of my brother, this was my first sampling of the Ryan Vineyard. It was outstanding! Through August, this is easily in my top 3 bottles so far this year! — 2 months ago

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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 months ago

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Selleck Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

2017 vintage. Banging, full nose. Light-medium body. Smooth as usual until the open 2+ hours mark where it (pleasantly) started to pick up more acidity/tannins and some earthier notes. — 4 months ago

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