Calera Central Coast Pinot Noir 2013


SKU 06161


Aromas of boysenberry, blueberry, spice and sandalwood lead you into this alluring 2013 Central Coast Pinot Noir with its graceful yet structured body. Flavors of black plum, graphite, cinnamon hearts, cherry cola, forest floor, oolong tea and a faint whisper of watermelon meander across the palate into a lively, bright and very flavorful finish.
Category Red Wine
Country California
Region Central Coast
Brand Calera
Alcohol/vol 14%
  • we92

Wine EnthusiastSavory, earthy aromas of mushrooms, black pepper, iron and cranberry arise from this blend of nine vineyards, many of which are usually featured in single-vineyard selections. Umami rules the palate, and it's quite full for a lighter-colored wine, with brown spice, light red fruit flavors and expertly balanced acidity.

Matt Kettmann, March 1, 2015
  • wa91

Wine AdvocateComing from a number of vineyards spread throughout the Central Coast (30% from Laetitia Vineyard, which is the largest component), the 2013 Pinot Noir Central Coast spent 11 months in 10% new French oak prior to bottling. It has a light ruby color to go with perfumed, spice-filled notes of red flowers, sweet cherries, rose petal and sassafras. Beautiful on the palate, with a light, airy feel, plenty of acidity and a great finish, this should represent a super value and drink well for 4-5 years.

Jeb Dunnuck, August 2015
  • ws88

Wine SpectatorA dusty, loamy earth character runs throughout, with a trim mix of gravelly red berry, cranberry and cedar flavors. Ends clean. Drink now through 2019. 13,412 cases made.

James Laube, September 30, 2015