Red

2012 Calera Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
Drink between 2014 - 2017 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 54

  • mazik wrote: (85 points)

    September 5, 2016 - I think this is on the skids; drink up.

  • sunnylea57 Likes this wine: (89 points)

    June 22, 2016 - Better showing than previous bottles. More sweet cherry and less of the off putting baked/stewed strawberry that seems to dominate some Cali and Oregon Pinots. This is still nothing exceptional, but it's a decent mid-week drink.

  • mxpbuy Likes this wine: (89 points)

    May 13, 2016 - A decent Cali Pinot. Not ridiculously over-extracted like so many are, but hardly Burgundy. Classic cherry elements without any sourness and a very good mouthfeel but just not enough going on to truly impress. Perhaps it is already starting to fade.

  • RajivAyyangar wrote: (86 points)

    April 8, 2016 - @work
    Medium minus ruby, sweet ripe red fruit, red cherry, really pure fruit, some oak - ~30% new french oak (actually 10%). Baked strawberries. A bit developed. Good fruit ripeness but structurally a hot mess.

    Elevated alcohol - 14% (actually 14.5%)
    Medium plus body
    medium acid
    low tannins
    slight bitterness

    I guessed Australian Grenache... lateralled to Sonoma Pinot.

    Not my favorite rendition of Pinot, but it's a popular style.

  • Merengue wrote: (85 points)

    March 7, 2016 - Ripe in style very much Californian pinot noir, darkish in color for a pinot, intense on the oak and on the fruit intensity with high alcohol. Not my kind of pinot anymore not even at this price range

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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 36 (4%)
  • In Cellars 373 (40%)
  • Consumed 519 (56%)

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