Calera Pinot Noir Mt. Harlan "Mills Vineyard" 2016 (Central Coast, California) - [WE 93] [RP 92] [AG 91]

Calera Pinot Noir Mt. Harlan "Mills Vineyard" 2016
(Central Coast, California) - [WE 93] [RP 92] [AG 91]


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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.

In 2016, Mills Vineyard yielded a robust and expressive Pinot Noir that marries lovely dark berry layers of black currant and raspberry, with sophisticated notes of black tea, mushrooms and moist earth. On the palate, smooth, flowing tannins accentuate the rich fruit, while adding to a lush, concentrated finish.

Production Notes:
Varietal Content: 100% Pinot Noir; Cooperage: 100% French oak - 30% new, 20% second vintage, 50% neutral

Ratings & Reviews


93 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"Wild cherry, thyme, sagebrush and light bay leaf aromas converge on the nose of this bottling, which is relatively mellow to start but opens considerable with patience. Roasted cherry, cherry-pit and juniper flavors align on the palate, which is full-throttle in flavor and structure. Drink 2021–2036." Matt Kettmann (4/1/2020)

92 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Aged in 30% new French oak for 17 months, the 2016 Pinot Noir Mills Vineyard is pale to medium ruby in the glass. The nose opens to dusty soil and crushed stone notes, fleshing out to charcuterie, dried red cherries, mushroom and tree bark with black tea leaves hints. The palate is medium-bodied, savory and firmly framed, with seamlessly woven freshness and finishing nuanced. 940 cases produced." - Erin Brooks (6th Feb 2020)

91 Points - Vinous:
"The 2016 Pinot Noir Mills Vineyard, from own-rooted vines, is one of the more open-knit wines in this range. Soft and gracious, with medium-bodied structure, the 2016 is nicely understated, but it also does not have the layered quality found in so many wines. Overall though, the Mills feels a bit stressed, an impression that is reinforced by the dried fruit, tobacco and licorice flavors. I would prefer to drink it sooner rather than later. " - Antonio Galloni (Oct 2019)

Wine Spectator Magazine:

"Intense cedar and cooking spice hints accent the Christmas pudding flavors. The drying finish features cola nut notes. Drink now. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 940 cases made." - KM (Web Only - 2020)