Calera Central Coast Pinot Noir 2018, California, USA
Dry red wine, 75cl. Medium bodied 100% Pinot Noir from Central Coast, California, USA. 14.4% ABV.
Made from a handful of the finest vineyards on the Central Coast, this Pinot Noir
displays alluring aromas of ripe black cherry, raspberry, sandalwood and orange zest. On the palate the flavors turn dark and luxurious, with layers of blackberry jam and cassis gliding across supple tannins to a lingering cedar and spice finish.
Tasting notes from the Wine Enthusiast
"This blend from sites across the Central Coast carries all the expert hallmarks of the brand, from ripe fruit to earthy spice. Tightly wound aromas of pomegranate, berry, soil and star anise lead into a crisp yet savory palate of raspberry and deep cherry. Pinches of dried sage and thyme linger on the finish." 93/100 Points
Producer Profile Calera
Calera’s wines truly express the sense of place. Rather than follow the recommended path, Josh Jensen became a pioneer in search of the perfect spot on the globe to grow grapes. Taking his cue from the great domaines of Burgundy which have grown grapes in limestone soil for centuries, he set out in search of the perfect spot in California to create wines unique to the world but in the style of the greatest wines of France. Site selection was vital as he ventured off the grid to plant on the site of an old limekiln in the Gavilan Mountains of California. Today Calera wines still express that pioneer spirit and are revered the world over.
Food pairing recommendation
Meat dish: Duck Breast With Chicory And Potato Dauphinoise
Vegan dish: Brussels Sprouts With Maple Mushrooms