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Community Tasting Notes 53
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
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
jsherdc Likes this wine: (91 points)
February 12, 2016 - Had at 70 degrees. Super fruity. Had 3 glasses.
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- 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
- Pending Delivery 36 (4%)
- In Cellars 376 (41%)
- Consumed 508 (55%)
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