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Calera Wine Company, 2014 Calera Pinot Noir Central Coast

"Readers looking for a classic, incredibly well made Pinot Noir to buy by the case should look no further than Josh's 2014 Pinot Noir from the Central Coast AVA. Supple, sexy, seamless and elegant, with classic Calera notes of raspberries, mulled cherries, spice and dried soil, it has no hard edges, a core of sweet fruit and a beautiful finish that keeps you coming back to the glass. I'm sure it will keep for 4-5 years (probably longer), but there's no need to delay gratification. Don't miss this fabulous effort and bravo to the Calera team for delivering this level of quality at the price."

Calera Wine Company, 2014 Calera Pinot Noir Central Coast

Calera Wine Company, 2014 Calera Pinot Noir Central Coast

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2014 Calera Pinot Noir Central Coast
Calera Wine Company

The fruit for this Pinot Noir comes from several select vineyard sites throughout the Central Coast with whom Calera has long-standing relationships.

After hand harvesting, the grapes are fermented with native yeast in small open-top fermenters. After 14 days, the wines are pressed, settled over night and then moved to Calera’s barrel cellar. The wine is aged without racking in French oak barrels (10% new) for 11 months. The individual barrel lots are combined prior to bottling.

2014 Vintage
Coming off of the third year of drought, the Central Coast wine region was expecting to see lower yields with struggling vines. Much to their surprise, the vines responded well to the sunny winter and spring days, and were very productive. Although it was a very dry year, they saw brilliant sunshine through the growing season with early harvest dates. The 2014 vintage turned out to be great, with good yields and intense flavors.

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Producer Page: Calera Wine Company