Calera Ryan Vineyard Pinot Noir 2007

Calera Ryan Vineyard Pinot Noir 2007

SKU 1978


This 2007 Ryan Vineyard Pinot Noir has a wonderful, deep, sleek, juicy black plum bouquet which is beautifully integrated with the signature Mt Harlan minerality. It expresses very nice balance, excellent structure, good grip and a graceful mouthfeel combined with deep flavors of currant, raspberry and dark spice. It's an alluring wine, quite delicious now, yet has a long life ahead.
Category Red Wine
Region California, Central Coast, Mt. Harlan
Brand Calera
Alcohol/vol 14.8%
  • wa93

Wine AdvocateFrom one of the property's coolest sites, the 2007 Pinot Noir Ryan Vineyard reveals nearly overwhelming notes of sassafras, root vegetables, plums, red currants, and raspberries. It is a spicy, earthy effort with an autumnal-like herbaceousness. Aged 17 months in French oak (30% new), it is a Pinot Noir for those who prefer that varietal's spicy, stemmy, earthy side. Nevertheless, there is still plenty of fruit in this complex, singular cuvee.

Robert Parker, August 2010
  • we93

Wine EnthusiastThis is one of the most forward and accessible of Calera's new releases. It's superrich now in black cherry liqueur, mocha, licorice, bacon and spice flavors, a seductively silky wine that's a total hedonistic pleasure. If you can keep from drinking it now, it should develop well over the next 6-8 years.

Steve Heimoff, December 15, 2010
  • ws88

Wine SpectatorServes up a mix of full-bodied peppery cherry and wild berry fruit. This is tight, showing a chewy texture and ending with firm tannins, which have a slight green edge. Best from 2011 through 2017. 1,847 cases made.

James Laube, September 30, 2010