Calera Ryan Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013

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SKU 26659


Wafting aromas of bright strawberry and blueberry interweave with a deep, intense, earthy, enchanting palate of black cherry, sassafras and limestone minerality. This wine is big and taut and begs for bold cuisine. The generous tannins are firm yet smooth and continue into a provocative and long finish.
Category Red Wine
Country California
Region Central Coast
Appellation Mt. Harlan
Brand Calera
Alcohol/vol 14.9%
  • wa95

Wine AdvocateThere are just under 900 cases of the 2013 Pinot Noir Ryan Vineyard, and like the de Villiers cuvee, it spent 19 months in 30% new barrels. This is a big, rich, yet still graceful Pinot Noir that's loaded with notions of mulberries, sappy underbrush, licorice, violets and dried earth. Mouth-filling, polished, balanced and concentrated, this changed dramatically with extended airing, and where it was a touch burly on opening, the tannin sweetened up beautifully and it showed much more polish with air. Nevertheless, there's ample tannin here and it should be given 2-3 years of cellaring. When all is said and done, this might be the finest vintage of this cuvee to date.

Jeb Dunnuck, August 2016
  • we92

Wine EnthusiastCellar Selection. A bushel of black cherries blends with slate, bay leaf, thyme and dried lilacs on the nose of this Josh Jensen bottling, which shows an amazing amount of aging potential. The palate is wound tightly by fine-grained tannins, which are starting to give a peek at the layered flavors of cranberry, pencil lead, thyme, bay leaf, pressed violets and dried citrus that patiently await their turns to shine. Drink 2018 through 2033.

Matt Kettmann, August 1, 2016
  • ws88

Wine SpectatorMedium-bodied, very spicy and tannic, offering a black tea flavor and texture, ending with notes that clamp down. Perhaps time will reward. Drink now. 861 cases made.

James Laube, 2016