Calera

Ryan Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.1262 ratings
9.170 pro ratings
Mount Harlan, Central Coast, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Al Shikoh

inky purple; plum, sassafras, violets; dense, powerful, dark fruit; medium+ acidity, 13.9% ABV, tight, tannic; sourced from Calera’s highest vineyard, 70% whole clusters, 20 months in 30% new French oak; $32 for a 375 mL

inky purple; plum, sassafras, violets; dense, powerful, dark fruit; medium+ acidity, 13.9% ABV, tight, tannic; sourced from Calera’s highest vineyard, 70% whole clusters, 20 months in 30% new French oak; $32 for a 375 mL

Aug 31st, 2019
Austin Beeman

Smooth purple fruit. Lots of acidity. Complex yet pleasant. Long life ahead.

Smooth purple fruit. Lots of acidity. Complex yet pleasant. Long life ahead.

Nov 11th, 2018
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

8.8

Light mix of garnet and ruby red. Light and elegant nose with lavender, floral, cinnamon and cherries. Some dirtiness and greenery too. Medium acidity (6.5/10) and medium bodied. A bit funky in the palate with some smoky notes. More notes of boiled cherries, minerality, raspberries, spices and anise. Medium plus finish. Drink till 2021.

Light mix of garnet and ruby red. Light and elegant nose with lavender, floral, cinnamon and cherries. Some dirtiness and greenery too. Medium acidity (6.5/10) and medium bodied. A bit funky in the palate with some smoky notes. More notes of boiled cherries, minerality, raspberries, spices and anise. Medium plus finish. Drink till 2021.

Jan 20th, 2018
Gia Atkinson

With grilled pork tenderloin marinated in red wine, mustard, garlic. Celebrating 11 years at IWCB.

With grilled pork tenderloin marinated in red wine, mustard, garlic. Celebrating 11 years at IWCB.

Aug 27th, 2017
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

8.5

I figured it out. Calera pinots taste like Syrah based wines, not burgundy, and they are delicious as such.

I figured it out. Calera pinots taste like Syrah based wines, not burgundy, and they are delicious as such.

2 people found it helpfulMay 30th, 2014
Donald Patz

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

9.2

Subtle variations on a theme.

Subtle variations on a theme.

1 person found it helpfulJan 1st, 2016
Greg Koslosky

Wow!

May 30th, 2017
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

8.8

Ambitious but doesn't quite get there. It lacks punch and mid palate width.

Ambitious but doesn't quite get there. It lacks punch and mid palate width.

Oct 30th, 2016
Brian Szluk

Super big Pinot! Great on xmas eve

Super big Pinot! Great on xmas eve

Dec 25th, 2015
Paul Mabray

Founder VinTank

9.0

Perfect with French Dip

Perfect with French Dip

Dec 11th, 2015