Calera Wine Company

Central Coast Pinot Noir

9.033 ratings
9.13 pro ratings
Central Coast, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Stefan Dolhain

2010 vintage. Thirty-fifth anniversary vintage. From 6 different vineyards in different counties (San Luis Obispo, Monterey, Santa Clara and San Benito). Fermented with native yeasts and aged in French oak barrels (10% new) for 11 months. Very attractive nose, unmistakeably Pinot Noir with ripe griotte cherries and a subtle flowery hint. Obviously very ripe fruit, but with great acidity and elegance. The high alcohol (14,9% abv.) is perfectly integrated and the finish is long and smooth. Delicious and terrific value.

2010 vintage. Thirty-fifth anniversary vintage. From 6 different vineyards in different counties (San Luis Obispo, Monterey, Santa Clara and San Benito). Fermented with native yeasts and aged in French oak barrels (10% new) for 11 months. Very attractive nose, unmistakeably Pinot Noir with ripe griotte cherries and a subtle flowery hint. Obviously very ripe fruit, but with great acidity and elegance. The high alcohol (14,9% abv.) is perfectly integrated and the finish is long and smooth. Delicious and terrific value.

1 person found it helpfulSep 6th, 2017
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

8.6

One of California's best Pinot noir producers

One of California's best Pinot noir producers

1 person found it helpfulNov 27th, 2014
David W Henion

14.9%, but hides it well.

14.9%, but hides it well.

1 person found it helpfulApr 1st, 2014
Bradford Plemons

We’re tasting Pinots today and this was the overall favorite, although Darioush was a close runner up. Also tasted were Morey-St-Denis, chateau de la greffiere, stoller, and chehalem. Great afternoon. Loved the nose, the color, and the depth.

We’re tasting Pinots today and this was the overall favorite, although Darioush was a close runner up. Also tasted were Morey-St-Denis, chateau de la greffiere, stoller, and chehalem. Great afternoon. Loved the nose, the color, and the depth.

Oct 28th, 2018
David Refuerzo

We joined the Calera wine club 4 years ago after tasting this and other wines from the 35th Anniversary vintage. Wow, today it's bold, fruit forward-dark fruits- and a mouth coating wine which is unusual for a Pinot Noir. This is their pay-the-bills wine while the Mount Harlan wines age a little before release. Spectacular Wine! Glad that we have 3 more aging in the cellar.

We joined the Calera wine club 4 years ago after tasting this and other wines from the 35th Anniversary vintage. Wow, today it's bold, fruit forward-dark fruits- and a mouth coating wine which is unusual for a Pinot Noir. This is their pay-the-bills wine while the Mount Harlan wines age a little before release. Spectacular Wine! Glad that we have 3 more aging in the cellar.

Mar 19th, 2017
C. Cole

Love the winery, but this particular bottle was just okay.

Love the winery, but this particular bottle was just okay.

Feb 26th, 2017
John-Mario Sevilla

The pinot reveals itself late. It starts like an austere, somewhat smokey California Cab (if such a wine exists) than slowly blooms. Very underrated.

The pinot reveals itself late. It starts like an austere, somewhat smokey California Cab (if such a wine exists) than slowly blooms. Very underrated.

Jun 4th, 2016
Charles Garrison

Improved significantly day 2

Improved significantly day 2

Dec 29th, 2015
Sean Mackenzie

Much better day two

Much better day two

Nov 29th, 2015
David W Henion

Thirty fifth anniversary offering.14.9% but doesn't present so. Thanks Josh!

Thirty fifth anniversary offering.14.9% but doesn't present so. Thanks Josh!

Jun 11th, 2015