Calera

Central Coast Pinot Noir

8.9125 ratings
8.922 pro ratings
Central Coast, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Benjamin Temple

Better on the second day once it opens up. Bing cherry, beets, black pepper and forest floor. Good value. Cool that they list the vineyards on the back.

Better on the second day once it opens up. Bing cherry, beets, black pepper and forest floor. Good value. Cool that they list the vineyards on the back.

5 people found it helpfulDec 12th, 2014
Sean Genn

Nice representation of central coast fruit. Dark cherries, flowers and spice.

Nice representation of central coast fruit. Dark cherries, flowers and spice.

1 person found it helpfulApr 27th, 2016
Nicholas Livingston

A delicious nine vineyard blend from California's Central Coast. Hand harvested and fermented by ambient yeasts in open top fermenters and then aged without racking in French oak, 10% new. A richly scented but elegant Pinot Noir with a creamy texture for its duration on its lees and tart cherry and red currants with a pomegranate fruit tannin that is polished but complex and nuanced with a wisp of clove, camphor, and a trigeminal response almost menthol but more like a piney and resinous juniper berry. Would think because of its ratio between higher alcohol to fruit that this doesn't have forever but I would like to see this in a couple of years when the components fall into more balance. All the same, it is a delicious glass of wine and far more expressive than many at this tier.

A delicious nine vineyard blend from California's Central Coast. Hand harvested and fermented by ambient yeasts in open top fermenters and then aged without racking in French oak, 10% new. A richly scented but elegant Pinot Noir with a creamy texture for its duration on its lees and tart cherry and red currants with a pomegranate fruit tannin that is polished but complex and nuanced with a wisp of clove, camphor, and a trigeminal response almost menthol but more like a piney and resinous juniper berry. Would think because of its ratio between higher alcohol to fruit that this doesn't have forever but I would like to see this in a couple of years when the components fall into more balance. All the same, it is a delicious glass of wine and far more expressive than many at this tier.

1 person found it helpfulJun 28th, 2015
Adam Rieger

Brand Manager Polaner Selections for Argentina, Chile, Japan, Portugal and Spain.

9.1

Great bang for the buck. New world but elegant!

Great bang for the buck. New world but elegant!

1 person found it helpfulNov 27th, 2014
Puerto Rico Wine News

If only all entry level Pinots would taste like this. Calera is among my top 3 Pinot producers in the US!

If only all entry level Pinots would taste like this. Calera is among my top 3 Pinot producers in the US!

Dec 18th, 2016
Jeff Burrows

Surprising find, my kind of burger joint!

Surprising find, my kind of burger joint!

Jan 29th, 2016
Levi Glenn

A nice wine for the price , but expected a little more depth. From my experience most Pinots really start to shine after 5ish years in bottle. With a tad more time I'd expect this to get better.

A nice wine for the price , but expected a little more depth. From my experience most Pinots really start to shine after 5ish years in bottle. With a tad more time I'd expect this to get better.

Dec 23rd, 2015
Kyle Gabriel

Vegetative at first, but then rounded out with a full, earthy flavor. Liked it a lot.

Vegetative at first, but then rounded out with a full, earthy flavor. Liked it a lot.

Nov 12th, 2015
Bryant Bickel

Take her to the candy shop let her lick lollipop, it's beverage time, great build for drinking alone

Take her to the candy shop let her lick lollipop, it's beverage time, great build for drinking alone

Oct 23rd, 2015
Corey Zamora, CSW

Love the house style here. Red fruit, some old world influence, very balanced Pinot.

Love the house style here. Red fruit, some old world influence, very balanced Pinot.

Jul 27th, 2015