Calera Wine Company de Villiers Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

$54.95

One of the highlights in this range, the 2014 Pinot Noir de Villiers Vineyard is absolutely gorgeous. Deep, pliant and exquisitely layered, the 2014 possesses exceptional finesse. The purity of the fruit here is striking. Dark red cherry, plum, violet and lavender are some of the many nuances that flesh out in the glass...all finesse. Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

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Ratings on Delectable

Al Shikoh Delectable Pro

medium violet; plum, violets, licorice, mint, baking spices; dark fruit; medium tannin, medium+ acidity, 14.2% ABV; made from 100% organically grown Pinot Noir, 50% whole cluster, fermented with native yeasts, aged 20 months in 30% new French oak; $32 for 375 mL

medium violet; plum, violets, licorice, mint, baking spices; dark fruit; medium tannin, medium+ acidity, 14.2% ABV; made from 100% organically grown Pinot Noir, 50% whole cluster, fermented with native yeasts, aged 20 months in 30% new French oak; $32 for 375 mL

9.1

Sipping Fine Wine Delectable Pro

Located in the limestone-rich Gavilan Mountains, east of Monterey. Josh Jensen planted Calera's first 23 acres of Pinot Noir in 1975. De Villiers, planted in 1997 on east-facing slopes high on Mt. Harlan. Third year of drought conditions lowered the yield in ‘14, aged for 20 months in new French oak (30% new). Intense aromas of dark berry fruits with rustic spice. Palate shows tart blackberry and dark cherry flavors with smoky tobacco, oak and subtle spice. Tight tannins, lingering complex ending, very nice.

Located in the limestone-rich Gavilan Mountains, east of Monterey. Josh Jensen planted Calera's first 23 acres of Pinot Noir in 1975. De Villiers, planted in 1997 on east-facing slopes high on Mt. Harlan. Third year of drought conditions lowered the yield in ‘14, aged for 20 months in new French oak (30% new). Intense aromas of dark berry fruits with rustic spice. Palate shows tart blackberry and dark cherry flavors with smoky tobacco, oak and subtle spice. Tight tannins, lingering complex ending, very nice.

9.0

Fauxakim

Finely tuned with crushed & mushy strawberries, cherries and not very subtle vanilla.

Finely tuned with crushed & mushy strawberries, cherries and not very subtle vanilla.

8.8

Kate Morgan

A great light wine for a birthday dinner!

A great light wine for a birthday dinner!

9.2

Justin Kern

Jammy and full bloodied for a Pinot Noir

Jammy and full bloodied for a Pinot Noir

8.9

WPO

2014

2014

9.2

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