2012 Calera Pinot Noir de Villiers
Pinot Noir - 750ML
  • WA 95
  • WE 93
  • PR 92
  • AG 92
  • WS 91

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WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2015
I loved the 2012 Pinot Noir de Villiers. It's a beautifully complete, balanced and satisfying Pinot Noir that does everything right. Giving up tons of sweet black raspberry and strawberry fruits, spice-box, dried flowers... I loved the 2012 Pinot Noir de Villiers. It's a beautifully complete, balanced and satisfying Pinot Noir that does everything right. Giving up tons of sweet black raspberry and strawberry fruits, spice-box, dried flowers and potpourri characteristics, it's medium to full-bodied, layered and seamless, with a ripe, supple texture that keeps you coming back to the glass. While there's more than enough fruit to keep this enjoyable now, there's some solid tannin and depth in there as well, so it will age. - Jeb Dunnuck
WE 93
Wine Enthusiast, July 2015
Hard cinnamon candies, cherry juice, pomegranate extract and a touch of balsamic vinegar combine for sharp, nose-tickling aromas on this organically grown wine from pioneering vintner Josh Jensen. The flavor-forward... Hard cinnamon candies, cherry juice, pomegranate extract and a touch of balsamic vinegar combine for sharp, nose-tickling aromas on this organically grown wine from pioneering vintner Josh Jensen. The flavor-forward palate explodes with dark fruits, noticeable tannins and solid acidity, showing allspice, Vietnamese coffee and black tea elements.
PR 92
Pinot Report, May 2015
Deep ruby color; deep mixed berry aromas with subtle spice notes; rich, deep black cherry flavors with spicy cola notes; good structure and balance; long finish. Concentrated and rich, this will keep on developing.
AG 92
Antonio Galloni's Vinous, July 2015
The 2012 Pinot Noir de Villiers Vineyard is beautifully focused and precise. Dark blue and black stone fruits, cloves, mint and lavender are all pushed forward in a supple, juicy Pinot built on a real sense of immediacy... The 2012 Pinot Noir de Villiers Vineyard is beautifully focused and precise. Dark blue and black stone fruits, cloves, mint and lavender are all pushed forward in a supple, juicy Pinot built on a real sense of immediacy. As always, the de Villiers is the most open-knit of the Calera Pinots. The 2012 was done with 50% whole clusters and remains the only wine in the Calera range that is not fermented with 100% stems.
WS 91
Wine Spectator, April 2015
Aromas of ripe dark berry, limestone, underbrush and gravel make for a compelling drink that's not shy about tannins, providing grip midpalate and holding on tenaciously. Best from 2016 through 2024. – JL
Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region Central Coast
Vintage 2012
Percent alcohol 14.8%
Closure Cork