2013 Calera Pinot Noir "de Villiers Vineyard"
Wine Name/Vineyard: "de Villiers Vineyard"
Wine Category: Pinot Noir
Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir
Region: Mt. Harlan
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 1,018
KWG Score: 91 (based on 2 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)
Review date: May 9, 2016
Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Pinot Noir from Calera is very good and was well received by our mini tasting group. It opens with a fragrant boysenberry bouquet with hints of plum and red currant. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and juicy. The flavor profile is a mild mineral infused plum with notes boysenberry and gentle oak. I also detected a hint of red currant. The finish is dry and its fruit flavors and mild tannins are nicely prolonged. This Pinot Noir is food friendly and would pair well with Emeril's veal saltimbocca. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: 2013 de Villiers Vineyard Pinot Noir possesses a deep garnet color and beguiling aromas of blackberry, cassis, white peppercorn, bramble and wet slate. The flavors are beautifully integrated and juicy; black fruits, Marion berry and spice with soft, graceful yet grippy fine-grained tannins indicating a long life ahead.
Organic status: organic
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