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2018 Calera Pinot Noir "Chalone Vineyard"

Calera 2018 Chalone Vineyard Pinot Noir

Winery: Calera

Vintage: 2018

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Chalone Vineyard"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Monterey County

State or country: CA

Price: $50

Cases produced: 217

KWG Score: 91.5 (based on 2 reviews)

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

Review date: February 21, 2021

Wine Review: This pale ruby colored Pinot Noir opens with a mild musty cherry and cola bouquet with hints of red plum. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, gentle and smooth. The flavor profile is ripe cherry and red plum blend with notes of strawberry. We also detected hints of vanilla, allspice, and gentle oak mixed in. The finish is dry and its flavors fade away nicely. The Panel would pair this Pinot with a roasted pheasant with pan juices or pan-seared tuna. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: The famed Chalone Vineyard is a cool-climate Pinot Noir. Our 2018 opens with lush dark berry aromatics and sophisticated mineral and spice notes. On the palate, flavors of blackberry, cassis, red cherry and wild strawberry mingle with hints of saddle leather and fresh-cracked black pepper before concluding in a long energetic finish.

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