Calera Pinot Noir Mt. Harlan "Jensen Vineyard" 2019 (Central Coast, California) - [WE 94] [VM 94] [WS 93,

Calera Pinot Noir Mt. Harlan "Jensen Vineyard" 2019
(Central Coast, California) - [WE 94] [VM 94] [WS 93, #92 Top 100]


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Production Notes
Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Winemaker Notes
At more than 40 years old, the coveted old vines of Jensen Vineyard have produced a stunning wine that offers depth, elegance and layered complexity. On the nose, aromas of ripe plum and persimmon flirt with more dramatic black fruit undertones. The palate is lush and mouth-filling, striking a seamless balance between energetic red berry flavors and deeper flavors of black cherry and blackberry that glide to a long, resonant finish.
Production
While a cool, wet winter and spring on Mt. Harlan led to a late budbreak in our vineyards, moderate summer temperatures with no late-season heat events ensured that the fruit enjoyed abundant hangtime. Harvest began in late September and continued throughout October, resulting in elegant and age-worthy whites with lovely underlying power, and graceful and dynamic reds with complex layers of bright fruit and savory spice.
WINE SPECS
Vintage 2019
Varietal Pinot Noir
Appellation Mt. Harlan
Vineyard Designation Jensen Vineyard
Acid 0.64 g/100 ml
pH 3.68
Aging Aged 18 months in French oak 30% new, 70% neutral
Fermentation Whole cluster fermented with native yeast
Alcohol % 14.5

Ratings & Reviews



94 Points & Cellar Selection - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"Rugged cherry aromas meet with earth herbs, star anise and gamy charcuterie on the nose of this bottling, which was grown in true limestone at 2,200 feet. That rugged character rolls through the palate, featuring wild plums, salted meat, bay leaf and wood oil, with enough texture and acidity to last awhile. Drink now-2039." Matt Kettmann (10/2022)

94 Points - Vinous Media:
"The 2019 Pinot Noir Jensen Vineyard is all class. Floral and bright, with terrific nuance, the Jensen is so impressive. Vibrant acid lift a core of sweet red berry fruit, rose petal, mint, cedar, cinnamon and blood orange. This is another Pinot in this range that is so harmonious right out of the gate. There's real dimension and complexity here." - Antonio Galloni (May 2022)

93 Points & #92 WS Top 100 2022- Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Very fresh, featuring raspberry, blood orange and mulberry fruit that's well-defined and backed by mouthwatering acidity. Offers rose petal and savory notes along the way. A nice piercing minerality extends the finish. Best from 2023 through 2032. 720 cases made." - James Molesworth