Calera Pinot Noir Mt. Harlan "Ryan Vineyard" 2011 (Central Coast, California) - [RP 93] [WE 90]

Calera Pinot Noir Mt. Harlan "Ryan Vineyard" 2011
(Central Coast, California) - [RP 93] [WE 90]

Regular price $75.00 Sale price $47.98 Save $27.02

RP93 WE90
Notes from the Winemaker:
Calera's Mt. Harlan Vineyards are located in the Gavilan Mountains 25 miles east of the Monterey Bay. The site was chosen for its limestone soils and ideal climate. At an average elevation of 2,200 feet it is among the highest and coolest vineyard sites in California.

Graceful aromas of rose petal, tea, cassis and clay accent a beautiful strawberry brick hue. This 2011 Ryan is firmly structured & intense with classic Mt Harlan mineral purity. Mouthwatering flavors of cranberry, sour cherry and calcium offer fascinating tension with the taut, well integrated tannins offering a bright and very complex wine, and definitely a candidate for cellaring.

Ratings & Reviews

93 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Slightly deeper and richer, yet also less expressive aromatically, the 2011 Pinot Noir Ryan Vineyard offers a darker, earthier profile, with black cherry, underbrush, pepper and ground herbs giving way to hints of rose petal and spice with air. Medium to full-bodied, it has impressive richness in the vintage, as well as beautiful mid-palate density and a seamless texture. Overall, it’s a structured effort that should be given another handful of years in the cellar, and consumed over the following decade." - Jeb Dunnuck (Aug 2014)