2007 Calera Pinot Noir Ryan Vineyard

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  • Pinot Noir
  • 750ML
  • WA 93

Reviews for 2007 Calera Pinot Noir Ryan Vineyard

WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2010
From 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... From 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.
JJB 90
Andrew Frieden - JJ Buckley, September 2010
The color is a dark mahogany red with a fuchsia rim. After time in the glass the nose begins to reveal a beautiful perfume of crushed berries brambly spice and loamy soil with a streak of minerality. The palate has a... The color is a dark mahogany red with a fuchsia rim. After time in the glass the nose begins to reveal a beautiful perfume of crushed berries brambly spice and loamy soil with a streak of minerality. The palate has a graceful entry of red and black cherry along with a hefty dose of boysenberry buffered by the acidity that comes with mountian-grown fruit. It also has power and intensity unlike pinot grown on the fertile valley floor. With 30 percent new French oak the tannins have the structure to create a balanced supple wine. Across the mid-palate this wine has the density and weight of a Grand Cru red Burgundy (due to the vineyard's coveted limestone soil) and shows a persistent finish. This drinks well now but will mature nicely in the cellar and pair extremely well with food.