Red

2009 Calera Pinot Noir Mills Vineyard

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Mount Harlan
Drink between 2013 - 2022 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 67

  • nzinkgraf wrote:

    June 16, 2020 - Holy smokes that’s good.
    Medium minus garnet
    Some stem inclusion to the nose, but in a fresh and sappy way. Very burg and elegant for a Calera. Still had richness, and some oak is still showing on the palate. Light rootbeerish-ness. Lots of complexity. Lots of time left. Honestly 2030 plus. Such a treat.
    If I had to score this it would be 94-97. I was expecting a lot, but this is on a different level.
    Fresh, some herbal, some pepper. So not CA palate at this point. I mean has the 14.9 ABV, but not
    even close to carrying that weight. Not light PN by no means...
    With 2 hours open this takes on weight and fruit. Goes from peppery Beauj to a weightier, fruitier, lighter extracted Grenache.

  • armins.rusis@gmail.com Likes this wine: 90 points

    October 11, 2019 - Much fuller than last time. Good berries and structure.

  • PinotPaul Likes this wine: 91 points

    April 28, 2019 - Lovely Pinot. Wish I had more.

  • whudock Likes this wine: 91 points

    March 31, 2019 - more sophisticated than powerful this wine has nuances of spice, mushroom, earth and leather that I would not expect.

  • armins.rusis@gmail.com wrote: 88 points

    March 13, 2019 - The wine looks rosy colored. The legs are fast. There is no sediment in the bottle. It smells like red currant and raspberry.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    November/December 2012, IWC Issue #165 (link)

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  • By Allen Meadows
    October 2012, Issue #48 (link)

    (Calera Wine Company Pinot Noir - Mills Vineyard Villages Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Antonio Galloni
    California's Central Coast: Better than Ever (Aug 2012) (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Calera
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Mills Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Mount Harlan
  • UPC Code 745067960644

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 5 (1%)
  • In Cellars 425 (48%)
  • Consumed 448 (51%)

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