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2018 Calera Pinot Noir "Mills Vineyard"

Calera 2018 Mills Pinot Noir

Winery: Calera

Vintage: 2018

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Mills Vineyard"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Mt. Harlan

State or country: CA

Price: $80

Cases produced: 585

KWG Score: 94.3 (based on 3 reviews)

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

Review date: March 16, 2022

Wine Review: This clear medium ruby colored Pinot Noir opens with a cola and cherry bouquet with hints of cinnamon and oak. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with medium acidity. The mouthfeel is balanced and slightly juicy. The flavor profile is a black plum and stony mineral blend with notes of strawberry rhubarb, oak, clove, and nutmeg. The finish is dry and its dusty tannins linger and last for quite a while. The Tasting Panel felt this wine benefits from air and time. We would decant it and then pair it with a pork tenderloin or veal Milanese with mushroom risotto. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Planted in 1984, at an elevation of 2,200 feet, Mills Vineyard consistently yields an effortlessly complex wine that strikes a lovely balance between elegance and energy. Offering the classic red berry and cherry flavors that Mills is known for, along with deeper layers of lush black fruit, thyme and white pepper, there is a graceful suppleness to this wine that carries it to a sleek, focused finish.

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