2008 Calera Pinot Noir Central Coast

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  • Pinot Noir
  • 750ML
  • WE 91
  • WA 90

Reviews for 2008 Calera Pinot Noir Central Coast

WE 91
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, December 2010
This fine Pinot Noir easily holds its own when tasted against far more expensive bottlings. It's softly silky and delicately structured and enormously rich offering delicious waves of raspberries cherries oranges cola... This fine Pinot Noir easily holds its own when tasted against far more expensive bottlings. It's softly silky and delicately structured and enormously rich offering delicious waves of raspberries cherries oranges cola beef jerky and black pepper. A perfect Pinot Noir to drink now. Easy to find with nearly 13000 cases produced. S.H.
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2010
An excellent bargain in Pinot Noir the 2008 Pinot Noir Central Coast offers a delicious introduction to the Calera style. Fifty percent whole clusters were used and the wine was aged 11 months in Francois Freres Burgundy... An excellent bargain in Pinot Noir the 2008 Pinot Noir Central Coast offers a delicious introduction to the Calera style. Fifty percent whole clusters were used and the wine was aged 11 months in Francois Freres Burgundy barrels of which 10% were new. Bottled unfiltered it is a blend of fruit from four separate Central Coast counties Monterey San Luis Obispo San Benito and Santa Clara. Attractive notes of roasted herbs sweet and sour cherries strawberry jam sassafras and earth emerge from this medium to full-bodied supple-textured seductive red. Drink it over the next 2-3 years.
JJB 91
Alex Shaw - JJ Buckley, September 2010
The nose opens with sweet red fruit - bing cherry wild strawberry and a touch of cranberry- highlighted by notes of cedar spice and just a hint of toasty brioche. Soft and luscious on the palate the red fruit continues... The nose opens with sweet red fruit - bing cherry wild strawberry and a touch of cranberry- highlighted by notes of cedar spice and just a hint of toasty brioche. Soft and luscious on the palate the red fruit continues to dominate as round rich tannins blanket the mid-palate to create a lingering mouthfeel. This is classic California pinot that will appeal to anyone who likes the juicy succulent style.