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Calera Reed Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012

Calera Reed Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012

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Reed Vineyard is such a distinctive site at Calera; the north facing slope makes wines slightly tawny in color and fascinatingly earthy, gamey, floral, brambly and spicy in the bouquet. It's a very perfumed woodsy wine with cola, dried chili, plum, cassis and rose petal on the palate. The texture is alluring; delicate yet strong like a ballerina.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country California
Region Central Coast
Appellation Mt. Harlan
Brand Calera
Alcohol/vol 14.4%
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Wine EnthusiastCigar-box spice, sandalwood, hibiscus, cinnamon, wild strawberries and black olive converge on the nose of this wine by Josh Jensen, who created the appellation single-handedly. A lovely sense of airy and fresh pomegranate-raspberry juice pervades the snappy palate, with just enough anise to keep it interesting.

Matt Kettmann, November 1, 2015
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Wine SpectatorWell-focused on a tight-knit core of blackberry, wild berry, cedar, licorice, spice and snappy acidity that keeps the tannins fresh and lively, fanning out on the finish where a floral, perfumed plum scent emerges and joins the chalkiness. Drink now through 2021. 450 cases made.

James Laube, September 30, 2015