2017 Calera Pinot Noir de Villiers
Pinot Noir - 750ML
2017 Calera Pinot Noir de Villiers
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  • WS 92

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JD 95
jebdunnuck.com, September 2020
Deeper ruby, the 2017 Pinot Noir De Villiers Vineyard reveals more black raspberry, sassafras, tea, and spicy notes. It's medium-bodied, with a juicy, elegant style and a great finish.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2020
Pale to medium ruby-purple, the 2017 Pinot Noir deVilliers Vineyard, aged 17 months in 30% new French oak, gives up broody cherry coulis, underbrush, crushed stone, dried redcurrants and cranberries aromas with notions of...   Pale to medium ruby-purple, the 2017 Pinot Noir deVilliers Vineyard, aged 17 months in 30% new French oak, gives up broody cherry coulis, underbrush, crushed stone, dried redcurrants and cranberries aromas with notions of blood orange, tea leaves and cured meats. Medium-bodied, intense and layered, it's well framed and juicy with a long and pleasantly restrained finish. 1,382 cases produced.- EB  
W&S 93
Wine & Spirits, October 2020
De Villiers is an east-facing site more or less in the middle of Calera’s Mt. Harlan vineyards, planted in 1997. In 2017, it produced a wine considerably more savory than most of its counterparts, with a wild berry scent...   De Villiers is an east-facing site more or less in the middle of Calera’s Mt. Harlan vineyards, planted in 1997. In 2017, it produced a wine considerably more savory than most of its counterparts, with a wild berry scent and tealike accents. The fruit flavors are light and attenuated, more about perfume than flavor, marked by the tangy, mildly mineral grip of the mountain’s chalk soils. —P.J.C.  
WE 92
Wine Enthusiast, November 2020
Roasted boysenberry, crushed stone, baked earth and a slight plum-skin tang show on the nose of this bottling from vines planted in 1996. There's a warm-weather sense on the palate, where cooked berry flavors dominate...   Roasted boysenberry, crushed stone, baked earth and a slight plum-skin tang show on the nose of this bottling from vines planted in 1996. There's a warm-weather sense on the palate, where cooked berry flavors dominate, yet the acid and rocky tension keep it complex and intense. MATT KETTMANN  
WS 92
Wine Spectator, October 2020
Well-sculpted, with alluring sandalwood and allspice notes to the dried cherry and plum tart flavors. Savory richness emerges midpalate, leading to an extended finish that offers brioche and cream details. Drink now...   Well-sculpted, with alluring sandalwood and allspice notes to the dried cherry and plum tart flavors. Savory richness emerges midpalate, leading to an extended finish that offers brioche and cream details. Drink now through 2024. 1,000 cases made. — KM  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region Central Coast
Appellation San Benito
Sub-appellation Mount Harlan
Vintage 2017
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.6%
Closure Cork