Calera Ryan Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012

$54.95

SKU 1981

750ml

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2012 Ryan vineyard Pinot Noir embodies intensity, purity and uniqueness; dark berry, mineral and raspberry cream aromas beautifully complement flavors of cassis, sour cherry, wet stone, wild dried fennel and sweet oak. Its embracing texture of very fine tannins is structured and deep, hinting toward a very long life ahead.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country California
Region Central Coast
Appellation Mt. Harlan
Brand Calera
Alcohol/vol 14.7%
  • wa94

Wine AdvocateFrom one of the cooler terroirs on the estate, the 2012 Pinot Noir Ryan Vineyard offers full-bodied richness and depth to go with ample sweet black cherries, cassis, sassafras, crushed flowers and toasted spice. A decidedly hedonistic, full throttled example of this cuvee, this superb Pinot Noir firms up nicely on the finish and has a full, layered mid-palate. Drink it now, or cellar it for a decade.

Jeb Dunnuck, August 2015
  • ws93

Wine SpectatorTightly wound, with a firm mix of snappy dark berry, gravel, cedar and limestone, featuring fine-grained tannins that keep the flavors on the palate, giving them traction and persistence. Needs time. Best from 2016 through 2026.

James Laube, April 30, 2015
  • we93

Wine EnthusiastThe nose on this wine is both subtle and deep, showing dried rose petals, cherry kirsch, black currants and a hint of elderberry. It's silky once sipped, with licorice, mocha and dark raspberry all set against tart cherry-skin tannins that give plenty of structure for aging. Drink 2018-2028.

Matt Kettmann, July 1, 2015