Calera Mills Vineyard Pinot Noir 2005
|Region||California, Central Coast, Mt. Harlan|
Wine AdvocateThe deep ruby/purple 2005 Pinot Noir Mills Vineyard has a sweet nose of boysenberry, black raspberry, and a hint of blueberry as well as a floral note. Medium to full-bodied, with sweet tannins, and wonderful depth, length, and texture, this may be the most succulent and precocious of the 2005s, but it will evolve for at least a decade.
Wine SpectatorDistinct for its savory black cherry, herb and loamy earth notes that have a tarry edge. Firms up nicely on the finish, with a tight compact core of flavors and dusty tannins. Drink now through 2013.
Wine EnthusiastA little baked in fruit, with jammy cherry, black raspberry, red currant and pomegranate flavors that taste caramelized. Not likely to age well, but tasty now and for a year or so.