Calera Central Coast Pinot Noir 2015
The bouquet possesses a lovely mix of richness, fruit and savory like blackberry pie; quite comforting. On the palate we find intriguing hints of pink rose, briar, red currant, violets and spice; this Pinot has an alluring silky texture with deep flavors of black cherry, baking spice and a whisper of licorice. It’s nicely structured and lingers beautifully on the finish.
Wine EnthusiastFrom six vineyards across the Central Coast, Josh Jensen's annual cuvée shows black cherry, cola and nutmeg on the straight-ahead nose. Solid herbal backbone shows on the sip, with juniper, bay leaf and pine needles giving tang to the sour cranberry fruit. A menthol character carries in to the finish.
Wine SpectatorInviting, with a supple, generous mix of red berry and blueberry flavors, showing a touch of loamy earth and firming with cedar and graphite. Ends on a crushed rock note. Drink now through 2022. 11,719 cases made.