Calera Ryan Vineyard Pinot Noir 2007
|Region||California, Central Coast, Mt. Harlan|
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.
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.
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.