Calera Ryan Vineyard Pinot Noir 2011

$48.95

SKU 1980

750ml

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Graceful aromas of rose petal, tea, cassis and clay accent a beautiful strawberry brick hue. This 2011 Ryan is firmly structured & intense with classic Mt Harlan mineral purity. Mouthwatering flavors of cranberry, sour cherry and calcium offer fascinating tension with the taut, well integrated tannins offering a bright and very complex wine, and definitely a candidate for cellaring.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country California
Region Central Coast
Appellation Mt. Harlan
Brand Calera
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
  • wa93

Wine AdvocateSlightly deeper and richer, yet also less expressive aromatically, the 2011 Pinot Noir Ryan Vineyard offers a darker, earthier profile, with black cherry, underbrush, pepper and ground herbs giving way to hints of rose petal and spice with air. Medium to full-bodied, it has impressive richness in the vintage, as well as beautiful mid-palate density and a seamless texture. Overall, it's a structured effort that should be given another handful of years in the cellar, and consumed over the following decade.

Jeb Dunnuck, August 2014
  • we90

Wine EnthusiastDifficult to appreciate now, this Pinot is bone dry, brittle in tannins and acidic. It has quietly complex rosehip tea, sour cherry candy and cola flavors, with a tasteful appliqué of oak. Hold until 2019 and see what it's doing.

Steve Heimoff, June 1, 2014
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Wine SpectatorFirm and slightly closed, with dark berry, cedar and savory herb notes. Remains very tight and drying on the finish, yet there's a pleasing subtlety to the flavors as they work through the tannins. Best from 2015 through 2023. 1,846 cases made.

James Laube, June 15, 2014