Calera Mills Vineyard Pinot Noir 2011

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Calera Mills Vineyard Pinot Noir 2011


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2011 Mills Vineyard Pinot Noir possesses an intense but clear ruby hue and opens with deep inviting aromas of dark cherry, boysenberry, fresh prune and briar with hints of a beautiful antique cedar chest. Dark, brooding full flavors of blackberry, chocolate, plum, rock, pink peppercorn, redwood bark, vanilla and horehound accent the unctuous yet firm structure offered by prominent tannins, and persist through a long finish with a lively zing of bright raspberry.
Category Red Wine
Region California, Central Coast, Mt. Harlan
Brand Calera
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
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Wine AdvocateThe 2011 Pinot Noir Mills comes all from the limestone soils of the Mills Vineyard. Seeing 100% whole cluster inclusion during fermentation, and then aged 18 months in 30% new French oak, it's a medium-bodied, elegant effort that has notions of Asian spices, dried flowers, sappy underbrush and ripe cherries all emerging from the glass. Showing more rose petal and minerality with time in the glass, it has nicely integrated acidity and a seamless, pure profile that's ideal for drinking over the coming 5-7 years or more.

Jeb Dunnuck, July 2014