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2016 Calera Pinot Noir "Bien Nacido Vineyard"

Calera 2016 Bien Nacido Vineyard Pinot Noir

Winery: Calera

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Bien Nacido Vineyard"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Santa Maria Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $48

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 89 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: July 9, 2019

Wine Review: This dark red colored Pinot Noir opens with a cherry-cola and strawberry bouquet with a hint of rose pedals. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and savory. The flavor profile is a tart red plum with notes of oak, strawberry rhubarb and flinty minerality. I also detected hints of cinnamon mixed in. The finish has nice length for a Pinot. This rustic styled Pinot would pair well with Provencal beef stew (aka Beef Daube). Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: This wine was made as a barrel selection of Calera’s finest lots of Pinot Noir from the famed Bien Nacido Vineyard. The result is a dazzling Pinot Noir, with layers of black cherry, blackberry, anise and black pepper, as well as French oak-inspired hints of cedar and spice. Velvety tannins add to the rich, viscous mouthfeel, carrying the wine to a dramatic finish.

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