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2015 Calera Pinot Noir "Fortieth Anniversary Vintage"

Calera 2015 Fortieth Anniversary Vintage Pinot Noir

Winery: Calera

Vintage: 2015

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Fortieth Anniversary Vintage"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Central Coast

State or country: CA

Price: $28

Cases produced: 11,719

KWG Score: 90.7 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: February 19, 2018

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Pinot Noir opens with a fragrant Thanksgiving cranberry mold bouquet with hints of orange peel and pomegranate. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, rather acidic and lively. The flavor profile is a very ripe black plum with notes of black pepper, clove and cinnamon. I also detected notes of oak and minerality throughout. The finish is dry and its flavors drift away nicely. This Pinot needs to be aerated and decanted in the near term. I would pair it with a tangy pulled pork sandwich. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: The bouquet possesses a lovely mix of richness, fruit and savory like blackberry pie; quite comforting. On the palate we find intriguing hints of pink rose, briar, red currant, violets and spice; this Pinot has an alluring silky texture with deep flavors of black cherry, baking spice and a whisper of licorice. It’s nicely structured and lingers beautifully on the finish.

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