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    Calera Central Coast Pinot Noir 2008
    Pinot Noir - Central Coast, California

    Ratings

    • WE91
    • RP90
    Price: $24.99
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 91 Wine Enthusiast, 90 The Wine Advocate

    Region: Central Coast, California

    Varietal: Pinot Noir

    Style: Smooth & Supple

    Alcohol By Volume: 14.4%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 105322

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The 2008 Central Coast Pinot Noir has a vibrant, beautiful garnet color. Aromas of black cherry with a hint of sweet oak wrap around a comforting core of boysenberry pie. The taste is lively – spicy blackberry and cassis, with bramble & briar and good structure. This is a smooth, delightful wine with a lot of personality.

    Critical Acclaim:

    This fine Pinot Noir easily holds its own when tasted against far more expensive bottlings. It's softly, silky and and delicately structured and enormously rich, offering delicious waves of raspberries, cherries, oranges. cola, beef jerkey and black pepper. A perfect Pinot Noir to drink now. Easy to find with nearly 13,000 cases produced.

    91 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    An excellent bargain in Pinot Noir, the 2008 Pinot Noir Central Coast offers a delicious introduction to the Calera style. Fifty percent whole clusters were used, and the wine was aged 11 months in Francois Freres Burgundy barrels, of which 10% were new. Bottled unfiltered, it is a blend of fruit from four separate Central Coast counties, Monterey, San Luis Obispo, San Benito, and Santa Clara. Attractive notes of roasted herbs, sweet and sour cherries, strawberry jam, sassafras, and earth emerge from this medium to full-bodied, supple-textured, seductive red. Drink it over the next 2-3 years.

    90 Points
    The Wine Advocate
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