Wine Rating: RP=94
Wine Rating: RP=96
Wine Rating: ST=88
Wine Rating: NR
Wine Rating: RP=92
Wine Rating: RP=97+
Wine Rating: WS=88
Wine Rating: WS=94
Wine Rating: AG=92
Your Price: $48.45/bottle*
For the past 30 years plus, Josh Jensen, founder of Calera Wine Co. has laboriously carved vineyards in the limestone slopes of Mount Harlan, 25 miles east of Monterey Bay. His quest to find the limestone soils that would match those of Burgundy and create wines in the mold of the famous Burgundian producers has proven it’s worth time after time. Jensen is unabashedly traditionalist and this focus has led to wines with an unbelievable ability to age for years.
2012 was one of those ideal growing seasons. The spring temperatures were warm and sunny, and summer temperatures were moderate with clear blue skies. The crop levels were very balanced, which allowed Jensen to hang the fruit until the magical time of ripeness. Mills Vineyard was harvested on three days from September 20th through October 17th.
The latest releases from Calera are all on the mark, but the 2012 Mills Vineyard Pinot Noir is especially outstanding. As noted by Jensen, “Gorgeous ruby garnet color hints at the alluring aromas of pomegranate, black cherry, blood orange, white pepper and spice. This wine is full, soft and round with a graceful but structured texture and a palate of blueberry, mineral, graphite, cranberry, cola and lilac.”
“Big, rich, full-bodied and layered, with a huge core of fruit that never seems over the top or heavy, this elegant, profound Pinot Noir can be enjoyed anytime over the coming decade or more.”
-Jeb Dunnuck, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
Buy this now at this week’s incredibly low price of $48.45/bottle!
*Please enter coupon code SOLID6 during checkout to receive an additional 15% discount, when you purchase 6 bottles of the same wine in this sale. Offer valid through 2/9/2016 at 11:59 p.m. PT, or until supply is sold out. This offer is valid only on www.wineranger.com. Applicable taxes and shipping are additional. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. No adjustments to prior purchases.