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2017 Calera Pinot Noir "Central Coast"

Calera 2017 Central Coast Pinot Noir

Winery: Calera

Vintage: 2017

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Central Coast"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Central Coast

State or country: CA

Price: $30

Cases produced: 20,000

KWG Score: 92.2 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: April 16, 2020

Wine Review: This bright red colored Pinot Noir from Calera opens with an oak and black raspberry bouquet with hints of black plum and black pepper. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic and savory. The flavor profile is similar to the nose. It features oak, black raspberry, strawberry licorice and grainy minerality. There are also some hints of black tea and black pepper in the background. The finish is dry and its acidity and flavors linger nicely. This Pinot Noir benefits from a little air and swirling. I would pair it with a pork tenderloin. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Made from a handful of the finest vineyards on the Central Coast, this lush and vibrant Pinot Noir displays alluring layers of blackberry jam, red cassis and Bing cherry, underscored by hints of wild game and pennyroyal that add nuance and complexity to a long, focused finish.

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