"Calera's 2013 Pinot Noir Mills Vineyard boasts notable intensity, with a sense of linear structure that differentiates it in the lineup. The tannins need time to soften, so readers will have to be patient. Hints of sweet red cherry, hard candy, mint, herbs, wild flowers and rose petals give the Mills its signature inner sweetness as the flavors continue to brighten up as the wine sits in the glass. White pepper, blood orange and pomegranate add the closing layers of nuance." –Jul-16
Mills is 2200-2300 feet above sea level on South-facing hillsides sloping to Harlan Creek. The Pinot was planted in 1984 on its own roots with material from the original vineyards.
Named for Everett Mills, a neighbor and friend who always kept an eye on winemaker Josh’s progress during the early development years.