Red

2012 Calera Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Central Coast
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Community Tasting Notes 35

  • AWBryce Likes this wine: (90 points)

    January 27, 2015 - Simple but well made. Raspberries on the nose, a touch of vanilla. medium bodied, smooth tannin, medium plus acidity. Good red fruit finish. Very approachable right now, although this should improve in the short term ( <10 years). Drink or hold.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • GoBlue2002 Likes this wine: (89 points)

    January 23, 2015 - A quality appellation pinot -- very smooth, yet a touch lacking in power or complexity. Still a decent value though, and this showed well coming after a horribly corked Ketcham.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • melzar wrote: (86 points)

    December 28, 2014 - Another mundane over oaked pinot noir from California. At least the price point is good. Oak and alcohol on the nose. Palate is dominated by oak. California has learned to reign in the exuberant fruit that it is known for, but often fails to curtail the oak to keep the wine in balance. This is such a wine.

  • toddmk Likes this wine: (89 points)

    December 27, 2014 - Great QPR. True to the varietal with good balance of fruit and acidity.

  • LesPaul Likes this wine: (86 points)

    December 17, 2014 - A usual favorite as a regular drinker. The '12 has a big California Pinot nose and attack, balanced by a bit of dirt and spice, but it gets hot with alcohol on the mid-palate and finish. At least in December '14, this vintage isn't the great daily drinker like usual. Still a cut above your typical supermarket Pinot, just not great like many Caleras can be.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer Calera
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Central Coast
  • UPC Code 745067960644

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 44 (6%)
  • In Cellars 440 (60%)
  • Consumed 255 (35%)

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Who Likes This Wine

100% Like It  21 votes