Calera Mills Pinot Noir 2009 - 93pts
Calera Mills Pinot Noir 2009


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Red Wine   Rated 93pts by WA   Rated 90pts by WE 

Rated: 93 pts
Rated: 90 pts

Wine Color: Red
Vintage: 2009
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Style: Still
Size: 750ml
Origin: North America > United States > California > Central Coast > Mt. Harlan

Taste: Deep, Medium Bodied

The Wine Advocate 93 pts - Antonio Galloni
The 2008 Pinot Noir Mills Vineyard takes shape beautifully in the glass, with layers of bright red fruits, flowers, spices and tobacco. It is an impeccable, polished wine from start to finish. This is one of the wines that shows more stem character than some of the others. A textured, multi-dimensional finish of considerable elegance sets the Mills Vineyard apart. Here, too, there is a slightly fleeting quality, but there seems to be enough fruit for the wine to drink well for another handful of years, perhaps longer. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2020.

Wine Enthusiast 90 pts - Steve Heimoff
Tough and gritty in youth, this Pinot is quite tannic, giving it a mouthfeel that resists immediate pleasure. However, it's dry, silky and elegant, with a rich core of cherries, minerals, cola, sweet Provencal herbs and sandalwood. It's a fine wine that needs time in the cellar, perhaps as much as a decade. The score reflects its potential.

A beautiful, perfumed bouquet of red currant, boysenberry, stone and a soft, smoky hint introduce this firm yet very elegant 2008 Mills vineyard Pinot Noir. The teeny, tiny (less than a half ton per acre) grape yield harvested this vintage gives an intensity and purity to the steely, round, candied fruit accented mid-palate with a round, viscous mouthfeel. A backbone of gentle but prominent tannins give way to a juicy, graceful and persistent finish.

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