Calera Pinot Noir Mt. Harlan "Mills Vineyard" 2015 (Central Coast, California) - [WE 95] [AG 93] [WS 91]

Calera Pinot Noir Mt. Harlan "Mills Vineyard" 2015
(Central Coast, California) - [WE 95] [AG 93] [WS 91]

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Notes From the Winemaker:
In 2015, the Mills Vineyard yielded an alluring, red fruit-driven expression of Pinot Noir, with vibrant layers of Bing cherry and red plum, underscored by sophisticated notes of pine needles, earth, mushrooms and black pepper. On the palate, the tannins are round and supple, adding a plush textural element to the wine that accentuates the lushness of the flavors and carries the wine to a graceful finish.

Harvest Notes:
Though the 2015 growing season resulted in the earliest harvest ever at Calera, the quality of the vintage is exceptional, with our 2015 Mt. Harlan Pinot Noirs displaying elegant textures, with beautiful depth and complexity. A dry winter was followed by an early spring, which resulted in our vines blooming early, in mid-April. With little winter rainfall, 2015 also marked our fourth year of drought. While this led to lower-than-average yields, the small crop and a consistently warm summer ensured that the grapes ripened perfectly, with extremely well-balanced acid and Brix levels. Harvest began on August 26th with the majority of our grapes arriving in the winery in pristine condition by September 15th.

Ratings & Reviews

95 Points - Wine Enthusiast:
"Less than one-third of a ton per acre came off of this nearly 35-year-old vineyard from this drought-addled vintage, but what made it to bottle is quite amazing. Aromas of earthy thyme, sagebrush, wild black cherry and cocoa are layered and elegant. The palate is rich and thoroughly engaging in flavors of roasted tomato, mulberry and purple flower." - Matt Kettmann (2/1/2019)

93 Points - Antonio Galloni's Vinous:
"The 2015 Pinot Noir Mills Vineyard is the one Pinot in this range planted on own-rooted vines. The bouquet alone is exotic, with tons of bright floral notes that soar from the glass. Intensely perfumed red cherry and berry flavors add to the wines exotic yet totally beguiling personality. In this range, the Mills is differentiated by its penetrating aromatics and overall freshness." - Antonio Galloni (Aug 2018)

91 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Lusciously spiced, with mouthfilling flavors of cherry tart, raspberry and red plum that glide across the palate. The creamy finish is long and rich. Drink now through 2023. 528 cases made." — KM (Jun 15, 2019)