Calera Wine Company Central Coast Pinot Noir 2013

Ratings on Delectable

Benjamin Temple Delectable Pro

Better on the second day once it opens up. Bing cherry, beets, black pepper and forest floor. Good value. Cool that they list the vineyards on the back.

Better on the second day once it opens up. Bing cherry, beets, black pepper and forest floor. Good value. Cool that they list the vineyards on the back.

8.5

Sean Genn Delectable Pro

Nice representation of central coast fruit. Dark cherries, flowers and spice.

Nice representation of central coast fruit. Dark cherries, flowers and spice.

9.0

Nicholas Livingston Delectable Pro

A delicious nine vineyard blend from California's Central Coast. Hand harvested and fermented by ambient yeasts in open top fermenters and then aged without racking in French oak, 10% new. A richly scented but elegant Pinot Noir with a creamy texture for its duration on its lees and tart cherry and red currants with a pomegranate fruit tannin that is polished but complex and nuanced with a wisp of clove, camphor, and a trigeminal response almost menthol but more like a piney and resinous juniper berry. Would think because of its ratio between higher alcohol to fruit that this doesn't have forever but I would like to see this in a couple of years when the components fall into more balance. All the same, it is a delicious glass of wine and far more expressive than many at this tier.

A delicious nine vineyard blend from California's Central Coast. Hand harvested and fermented by ambient yeasts in open top fermenters and then aged without racking in French oak, 10% new. A richly scented but elegant Pinot Noir with a creamy texture for its duration on its lees and tart cherry and red currants with a pomegranate fruit tannin that is polished but complex and nuanced with a wisp of clove, camphor, and a trigeminal response almost menthol but more like a piney and resinous juniper berry. Would think because of its ratio between higher alcohol to fruit that this doesn't have forever but I would like to see this in a couple of years when the components fall into more balance. All the same, it is a delicious glass of wine and far more expressive than many at this tier.

9.3

Adam Rieger Delectable Pro

Brand Manager Polaner Selections for Argentina, Chile, Japan, Portugal and Spain.

Great bang for the buck. New world but elegant!

Great bang for the buck. New world but elegant!

9.1

Puerto Rico Wine News Delectable Pro

If only all entry level Pinots would taste like this. Calera is among my top 3 Pinot producers in the US!

If only all entry level Pinots would taste like this. Calera is among my top 3 Pinot producers in the US!

9.0

Martin Bergo Delectable Pro

Pinot noir grapes from 9 different plots in the central coast, mostly from the Laetitia Wineyard in San Luis Obispo. I enjoy the description of the wine-making procedure on the back label. Nose is fresh with underripe crushed strawberries, red cherries, and a delicate minerality, but it lacks oak flavors and tertiary aromas except a hint of seared mushrooms; the structure is ok, medium acids and tannins and (for my taste) slightly high on the alcohol but youthful, fresh, rich and food friendly - on this eve it paired well with burgundian and swiss cheeses and ham from a woolly Hungarian pig living in Spain! Dave Brubeck provided the beat with the Take five album.

Pinot noir grapes from 9 different plots in the central coast, mostly from the Laetitia Wineyard in San Luis Obispo. I enjoy the description of the wine-making procedure on the back label. Nose is fresh with underripe crushed strawberries, red cherries, and a delicate minerality, but it lacks oak flavors and tertiary aromas except a hint of seared mushrooms; the structure is ok, medium acids and tannins and (for my taste) slightly high on the alcohol but youthful, fresh, rich and food friendly - on this eve it paired well with burgundian and swiss cheeses and ham from a woolly Hungarian pig living in Spain! Dave Brubeck provided the beat with the Take five album.

8.5

Jeff Burrows Delectable Pro

Surprising find, my kind of burger joint!

Surprising find, my kind of burger joint!

8.5

Levi Glenn Delectable Pro

A nice wine for the price , but expected a little more depth. From my experience most Pinots really start to shine after 5ish years in bottle. With a tad more time I'd expect this to get better.

A nice wine for the price , but expected a little more depth. From my experience most Pinots really start to shine after 5ish years in bottle. With a tad more time I'd expect this to get better.

8.9

Kyle Gabriel Delectable Pro

Vegetative at first, but then rounded out with a full, earthy flavor. Liked it a lot.

Vegetative at first, but then rounded out with a full, earthy flavor. Liked it a lot.

9.2

Bryant Bickel Delectable Pro

Take her to the candy shop let her lick lollipop, it's beverage time, great build for drinking alone

Take her to the candy shop let her lick lollipop, it's beverage time, great build for drinking alone

8.9

Location

  • 271 Amsterdam Ave
    New York, NY 10023

  • Hours:
    Monday-Saturday: 10AM-8PM
    Sunday: 12PM-8PM

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