2016 Calera Pinot Noir Mills Vineyard
Pinot Noir - 750ML
2016 Calera Pinot Noir Mills Vineyard
  • WE 93
  • WA 92
  • VN 91

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Reg: $79.94

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In Stock: 24+ btls
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Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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WE 93
Wine Enthusiast, April 2020
Wild cherry, thyme, sagebrush and light bay leaf aromas converge on the nose of this bottling, which is relatively mellow to start but opens considerable with patience. Roasted cherry, cherry-pit and juniper flavors align...   Wild cherry, thyme, sagebrush and light bay leaf aromas converge on the nose of this bottling, which is relatively mellow to start but opens considerable with patience. Roasted cherry, cherry-pit and juniper flavors align on the palate, which is full-throttle in flavor and structure. Drink 2021–2036. MATT KETTMANN  
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2020
Aged in 30% new French oak for 17 months, the 2016 Pinot Noir Mills Vineyard is pale to medium ruby in the glass. The nose opens to dusty soil and crushed stone notes, fleshing out to charcuterie, dried red cherries...   Aged in 30% new French oak for 17 months, the 2016 Pinot Noir Mills Vineyard is pale to medium ruby in the glass. The nose opens to dusty soil and crushed stone notes, fleshing out to charcuterie, dried red cherries, mushroom and tree bark with black tea leaves hints. The palate is medium-bodied, savory and firmly framed, with seamlessly woven freshness and finishing nuanced. 940 cases produced.- EB  
VN 91
Vinous, October 2019
The 2016 Pinot Noir Mills Vineyard, from own-rooted vines, is one of the more open-knit wines in this range. Soft and gracious, with medium-bodied structure, the 2016 is nicely understated, but it also does not have the...   The 2016 Pinot Noir Mills Vineyard, from own-rooted vines, is one of the more open-knit wines in this range. Soft and gracious, with medium-bodied structure, the 2016 is nicely understated, but it also does not have the layered quality found in so many wines. Overall though, the Mills feels a bit stressed, an impression that is reinforced by the dried fruit, tobacco and licorice flavors. I would prefer to drink it sooner rather than later. -- Antonio Galloni  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region Central Coast
Appellation San Benito
Sub-appellation Mount Harlan
Vintage 2016
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork