2009 Calera Pinot Noir Ryan Vineyard

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  • Pinot Noir
  • 750ML
  • W&S 94
  • WA 93
  • IWC 92
  • BH 92
  • WE 90

Reviews for 2009 Calera Pinot Noir Ryan Vineyard

W&S 94
Wine & Spirits - Wine & Spirits, June 2012
The vines in the upper block of Ryan rising to 2500 feet are just settling in. Jim Ryan Calera's vineyard manager planted it in 1998 at a higher density than Calera's other sites most of which date to 1975. At first this... The vines in the upper block of Ryan rising to 2500 feet are just settling in. Jim Ryan Calera's vineyard manager planted it in 1998 at a higher density than Calera's other sites most of which date to 1975. At first this wine appears to be a big extracted fruit bomb until hours later the tannins begin to breathe and the texture broadens the fruit filling in the tannins on the sides of the mouth. A day later the tannins and fruit have merged back into the middle of the wine focused on dark mineral intensity on scents of smoke and earth carrying plenty of extract within a pinot noir frame. While this may seem like a stylistic departure for Calera it could also be read as a youthful interpretation of the Mount Harlan site. It's formidable and delicious in any case especially if decanted for roast duck.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2012
The 2009 Pinot Noir Ryan Vineyard shows off layers of sweet tobacco crushed flowers leather spices and dried cherries. The 100% whole clusters come through on the saline floral-infused finish. Bottle age should help the... The 2009 Pinot Noir Ryan Vineyard shows off layers of sweet tobacco crushed flowers leather spices and dried cherries. The 100% whole clusters come through on the saline floral-infused finish. Bottle age should help the stems to integrate and the tannins to soften. Ryan is Calera's highest altitude site. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024. - Antonio Galloni
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, November 2012
Deep red. An exotically perfumed bouquet evokes candied red fruits incense and rose oil. Spicy penetrating and gently sweet offering spicy raspberry and cherry flavors that gain flesh and weight with air. Fine-grained... Deep red. An exotically perfumed bouquet evokes candied red fruits incense and rose oil. Spicy penetrating and gently sweet offering spicy raspberry and cherry flavors that gain flesh and weight with air. Fine-grained tannins add grip to the finish which leaves allspice and anise notes behind. Give this energetic wine some air or a few more years of bottle age.
BH 92
Burghound - Burghound, September 2012
A more deeply pitched nose of red and dark berry pinot fruit blue berry and black raspberry introduces delicious fresh and lively flavors that are supple and round yet also possess a sophisticated mouth feel. There is... A more deeply pitched nose of red and dark berry pinot fruit blue berry and black raspberry introduces delicious fresh and lively flavors that are supple and round yet also possess a sophisticated mouth feel. There is plenty of mouth coating dry extract that buffers the firm tannic spine on the balanced finish that offers excellent depth and length. This is really very good. ♥ -Comments: Outstanding
WE 90
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, June 2012
In its youth this wine is tightly wound and austere despite a wealth of ripe cherry fruit. The acidity and tannins wrap it up in a concealing cloak of dry astringency. But it has the inherent balance to age over the next... In its youth this wine is tightly wound and austere despite a wealth of ripe cherry fruit. The acidity and tannins wrap it up in a concealing cloak of dry astringency. But it has the inherent balance to age over the next 10 years gradually softening and mellowing.