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2021 Calera Pinot Noir "Chalone Vineyard"

Calera 2021 Chalone Vineyard Pinot Noir

Winery: Calera

Vintage: 2021

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: $54

Cases produced: 200

KWG Score: 92.5 (based on 2 reviews)

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

Review date: March 29, 2024

Wine Review: This dark red colored Pinot Noir from Calera opens with a fresh cut mahogany, red cherry, and red raspberry bouquet with hints of cinnamon. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with medium plus acidity. The mouthfeel is nicely balanced, round, and fresh. The flavor profile is red plum and black raspberry with notes of gentle cedar and crushed stone dust. We also detected some hints of cinnamon, pomegranate, and sage. The finish is dry, and its flavors and acidity are nicely extended. The Tasting Panel would pair this Pinot with grilled Cajun salmon or with smoked pulled pork. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Grown at elevations reaching 1,800 feet, the famed Chalone Vineyard has produced a lush and sophisticated wine with aromas of juicy pomegranate, boysenberry and briar patch. On the palate, flavors of cherry cola, sweet leather, and black pepper are framed by silky tannins and an undercurrent of tightly wound acidity.

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