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2016 Calera Pinot Noir "de Villiers Vineyard"

Calera 2016 de Villiers Vineyard Pinot Noir

Winery: Calera

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "de Villiers Vineyard"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Mt. Harlan

State or country: CA

Price: $65

Cases produced: 1,220

KWG Score: 94.4 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)

Review date: January 26, 2020

Wine Review: This dark red and translucent Pinot Noir from Calera opens with a plum bouquet with hints of red raspberry. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, soft and has no edges at all. The flavor profile is a very tasty mildly spiced plum with notes of faint oak and gentle red currant. I also detected a touch of minerality integrated throughout. The finish is dry and its very refined tannins stick around for a very long time. This Pinot is food friendly and would pair very well with a Colorado lamb chop. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Once again, de Villiers has produced one of Calera's most voluptuous and dark-fruited expressions of Pinot Noir, with alluring aromas of blackberry, cassis and cedary cigar box. On the palate, lush dark berry and black currant flavors are supported by a firm tannic backbone that frames the fruit and carries the wine to a long, energetic finish.

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