Another highlight among these new releases, the 2009 Pinot Noir Selleck Vineyard is made in a much more fruit-driven style than some of the other Pinots in this lineup. It boasts stunning depth and richness, but in the classic Calera style that never abandons a sense of structural finesse. Juicy dark berries, hard candy, flowers and herbs wrap around the rich, textured finish. This is yet another dazzling Pinot from Calera. Selleck is a site with a south/southwestern exposure. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024. Readers who want to experience the finest Pinot Noirs being made in California should put Calera at or near the top of their lists. The 2009s are simply breathtaking in their beauty. I am not sure why I was so blown away by the estate’s 2009s, as the entry-level 2009 Central Coast Pinot I reviewed last year provided more than enough clues as to the quality of the rest of the lineup. Based on that wine, I should have known what to expect. Congratulations to proprietor Josh Jensen and his entire team on these magnificent, utterly compelling wines. Organic farming, native fermentations and minimal racking are some of the choices that inform the Calera wines. (AG)
Bright red. Complex, highly perfumed bouquet of red and dark berry preserves, cola, black tea and musky flowers. Fleshy and seamless on the palate, offering sweet black raspberry and cherry flavors firmed by a spine of juicy acidity. Closes on a spicy note, with excellent clarity and lingering floral notes. (JR)
This rocky, south-southwest facing hillside was planted in 1975, where the granitic and limestone soils helped define the Calera style of pinot noir, seemingly light in body with powerful flavors that extend through the wine into a lasting finish. This vintage requires a day or more of air before the depth and ripeness of its fruit become apparent, darkening from red cherry toward blue highlights, long on umami in its savor. The energy in the wine is more like the gentle glow of moonlight than the brightness of the sun. Destined for the cellar, this needs five or six years to begin to show its best.
This is compositionally similar to the Ryan but the aromas are not quite so deeply pitched. There is excellent volume to the generous and round flavors that retain a lovely sense of detail as well as wonderfully appealing depth and fine length on the balanced and impressively long finish. This can match the Ryan's persistence but not quite its depth but to be clear, this is still first rate. *Outstanding*
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