Grapelive Daily Pick
By Kerry Winslow
2007 Calera Pinot Noir DeVilliers Vineyard, Mt. Harlan. (Central Coast)
This new single vineyard Pinot from Calera is fantastic and in my mind the best young Calera Pinot Noir I’ve ever had! While Calera Pinot always seem to become outstanding wines with age, they rarely taste this good on release and I think the vintage may have helped, but I am very impressed by this vineyard and recommend Pinot lovers rush out and grab it by the case at the release price! The nose is full of fruit and flowers and the flavors explode on the palate, even though most people compare Calera to great Burgundy, I think Burgundy would be very flattered to be talked of in the same breath! This is the real deal and a remarkable Pinot Noir with depth, style, vibrant flavors and layers of complexities, plus it is still young and will only get richer and more vivid! Roses, violets, black currant, cherry, plum and mixed berries all come flowing out on the nose and palate. The mouth feel is wonderful and ripe with a background of savory spice, lavender and smoky sweet oak notes with everything balanced to near perfection.
($38 Est.) 94-95 Points, grapelive
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