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Calera Jensen Vineyard Pinot Noir 2011

Calera Jensen Vineyard Pinot Noir 2011
$94.99
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$63.33

SKU 23296

750ml

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2011 Jensen Vineyard Pinot Noir is a ballerina; graceful, subtly powerful, and delicate in an expansive way. Aromas of Bing cherry, soft sweet oak and the faintest whisper of watermelon accent the classic Jensen broad flavors of blackberry, cassis, herb, violets and mineral from this complex vineyard block planted with four different aspects to the sun. There's an exquisite brightness, depth and suppleness of texture in this alluring and wonderful wine.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region California, Central Coast, Mt. Harlan
Brand Calera
Alcohol/vol 14.9%
  • wa93

Wine AdvocateBeautifully complex, Jenson's 2011 Pinot Noir Jenson Vineyard offers a lively, fresh feel in its sweet cherry, strawberry, sappy spring flowers and subtle mint-driven bouquet. Medium-bodied, layered and seamless, it's an elegant and silky example of this cuvee to drink over the coming decade or more.

Jeb Dunnuck, August 2014
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Wine SpectatorThis offers aromas of dried herb and pennyroyal, with a compelling core of dark berry flavors, showing dried currant, cranberry and black licorice notes. Gains depth and length on the finish. Drink now through 2023. 1,025 cases made.

James Laube, June 15, 2014
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Wine EnthusiastBone dry, tart in acidity and seemingly simple, this is the most expensive of Calera's five new Pinot Noirs. It's not showing well now, with tight, mouthwatering cranberry, rosehip tea and tobacco flavors. It feels elegant and silky in the mouth. Give until 2020 in the cellar.

Steve Heimoff, June 1, 2014