Calera Ryan Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010

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Calera Ryan Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010


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Brilliant garnet in color and showing concentrated cassis, slate, briar and fragrance of white pepper, this 2010 Ryan Vineyard Pinot Noir embodies classic Mt. Harlan minerality; gripping tannic tension and fascinating peaty rose petal and pomegranate. Brown spices melt into a tight, focused finish.
Category Red Wine
Region California, Central Coast, Mt. Harlan
Brand Calera
Alcohol/vol 13.9%
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Wine AdvocateA larger scaled, structured effort that oozes kirsch, strawberry, raspberry, incense and liquid flower-like aromas and flavors, the 2010 Pinot Noir Ryan Vineyard hits the palate with a full-bodied, voluptuously textured feel before firming up considerably on the finish with layers of tannin. It's a beauty, but needs 2-3 years of bottle age and will shine through 2025+. Drink 2015-2025+.

Jeb Dunnuck, August 2013
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Wine EnthusiastYou can almost read through the translucent ruby color of this wine, but there's nothing light about it. Rich with cherries, it offers lots of pleasure now, but with moderate alcohol, fine acidity, and minerality that gives the wine a foundation, it should hold in the cellar until 2018, at least.

Steve Heimoff, July 1, 2013
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Wine SpectatorStrikes a fine balance, featuring gentle ripe plum, cherry and a loamy mineral edge, edging toward cranberry and anise and ending with firm, gripping tannins. Drink now through 2022.

James Laube, July 31, 2013