Calera Reed Vineyard Pinot Noir 2011 - Vicker's Liquors

Calera Reed Vineyard Pinot Noir 2011

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Calera Reed Vineyard Pinot Noir 2011


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Briar, berry pie and flinty, rocky sassafras mark this 2011 Reed Vineyard Pinot Noir; one of the most concentrated and richest showings from this north/northeast facing block. The mouthwatering, yet taut flavors of black plum, forest floor, sleek red fruits and a unique salinity make it a delicious and fascinating wine. The structure is full and round but firm, with exquisite balance and a wonderful lingering finish.
Category Red Wine
Region California, Central Coast, Mt. Harlan
Brand Calera
Alcohol/vol 14.3%
  • wa91

Wine AdvocateFrom a cool site, the 2011 Pinot Noir Reed offers a subtle, restrained personality with subtle sassafras, resinous herbs, mint, licorice and sweet kirsch aromas and flavors to go with a medium bodied, lightly textured, and yet classy palate feel. It's not a heavyweight, yet offers solid complexity and an interesting, lively profile. It should be enjoyed over the coming 4-6 years.

Jeb Dunnuck, August 27, 2014
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Wine EnthusiastIt takes a certain trust in the ageability of a young Calera Pinot Noir to appreciate it, as evidenced by this bottling. It's dry and tannic, with acid-inflected raspberry jam and oak flavors that show little in the way of complexity. Yet there are earthy, herbal, minerally depths. Granted that the vintage was difficult, this still is a wine to age. Try after 2017.

June 1, 2014
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Wine SpectatorFirm, spicy and marked by a loamy earth notes and crushed rock minerality, this serves up a subtle mix of blueberry, dark berry, violet and black licorice flavors, gaining on the finish. Should improve with time. Best from 2015 through 2025. 164 cases made.

James Laube, 2014