Calera Wine Company Mills Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012

$84.95

The 2012 Pinot Noir Mills Vineyard comes from 26-year-old own-rooted vine... its semi-opaque ruby color is followed by sensational notes of ripe currants and darker fruits, scorched earth, smoked meats, licorice and chalky minerality. Big, rich, full-bodied and layered, with a huge core of fruit that never seems over the top or heavy, this elegant, profound Pinot Noir can be enjoyed anytime over the coming decade or more. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

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Ratings on Delectable

Chris Hyde Delectable Pro

Back from world if Pinot

Back from world if Pinot

9.2

Daron Watson Delectable Pro

#matteroftaste

#matteroftaste

9.4

Stephen Dixon

Pay $30. Awesome

Pay $30. Awesome

9.7

Troy Givens

Calera just makes good Pinot Noir! Enjoyed 3/1/2017

Calera just makes good Pinot Noir! Enjoyed 3/1/2017

9.3

Kurt Beitler

Best Calera I've had. These own-rooted Pinot vines were planted in '84 on limestone in the Gaviláns, 30% new French for 18 mos. A touch of fruit, gorgeous earth, role model wine.

Best Calera I've had. These own-rooted Pinot vines were planted in '84 on limestone in the Gaviláns, 30% new French for 18 mos. A touch of fruit, gorgeous earth, role model wine.

9.4

Sipping Fine Wine Delectable Pro

Opening a bottle, from 26 year old vines, I see a nice vivid ruby red color, and notice a bouquet of red fruit and earthy aromas, layered with some herb spice. On the palate the taste transforms into ripe fruit flavors of cherries and red berries, slight earthy and mineral taste. Aged for 18 months on French oak (30% new), the tannins are present and smooth getting structure from the unique soil setting apart from other Pinot’s. Nice length on the finish, rich and full-bodied, only 1400 cases made, enjoy!

Opening a bottle, from 26 year old vines, I see a nice vivid ruby red color, and notice a bouquet of red fruit and earthy aromas, layered with some herb spice. On the palate the taste transforms into ripe fruit flavors of cherries and red berries, slight earthy and mineral taste. Aged for 18 months on French oak (30% new), the tannins are present and smooth getting structure from the unique soil setting apart from other Pinot’s. Nice length on the finish, rich and full-bodied, only 1400 cases made, enjoy!

8.8

Rich Bluth

A Pinot in its own class for balance.

A Pinot in its own class for balance.

9.0

Lindsey A Burrell

A surprising and delightful Pinot Pleasantly defying my usual preference for a leaner more acidic style.

A surprising and delightful Pinot Pleasantly defying my usual preference for a leaner more acidic style.

9.2

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