2009 Calera Pinot Noir Mills Vineyard
Pinot Noir - 750ML

  • WA 95
  • IWC 92
  • WE 90

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WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2012
A deceptively medium-bodied wine the 2009 Pinot Noir Mills Vineyard possesses stunning balance of fruit acidity and structure along with superb integration of the whole clusters. There is a mid-palate pliancy and richness... A deceptively medium-bodied wine the 2009 Pinot Noir Mills Vineyard possesses stunning balance of fruit acidity and structure along with superb integration of the whole clusters. There is a mid-palate pliancy and richness to the 2009 that is simply breathtaking. The Mills is all about elegance. Hints of pine menthol and chalk linger in the empty glass. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2024. - Antonio Galloni
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, November 2012
Bright red. A highly perfumed array of red fruit scents are complicated by candied rose underbrush and incense. Fleshy and penetrating with vivid raspberry and bitter cherry flavors lifted by zesty minerality. No... Bright red. A highly perfumed array of red fruit scents are complicated by candied rose underbrush and incense. Fleshy and penetrating with vivid raspberry and bitter cherry flavors lifted by zesty minerality. No excess fat here. Finishes on a bright incisive note of redcurrant with excellent clarity and persistence.
WE 90
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, June 2012
This vineyard bottling is very vintage driven. The cool 2009 harvest has made it ripe and tart in cherry pie flavors but also rather tannic. It's aloof revealing little of its soul beyond the primary fruit and oak. Needs... This vineyard bottling is very vintage driven. The cool 2009 harvest has made it ripe and tart in cherry pie flavors but also rather tannic. It's aloof revealing little of its soul beyond the primary fruit and oak. Needs time in the cellar. Could really be interesting over the next decade. - S.H.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region Central Coast
Appellation San Benito
Sub-appellation Mount Harlan
Vintage 2009