Calera Mt. Harlan Pinot Noir Mills Vineyard 2018, California, USA
Dry red wine, 75cl. Full bodied 100% Pinot Noir from Mt Harlan, California, USA. 14.5% ABV.
Planted in 1984, at an elevation of 2,200 feet, Mills Vineyard consistently yields an effortlessly complex wine that strikes a lovely balance between elegance and energy. Offering the classic red berry and cherry flavors that Mills is known for, along with deeper layers of lush black fruit, thyme and white pepper, there is a graceful suppleness to this wine that carries it to a sleek, focused finish.
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