Calera Wines

Calera ‘Ryan’ Mt. Harlan Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir
California Mt. Harlan United States North America
Tasting Notes
Technical Details

As the wine unfurls on the palate, the flavors grow deeper and more complex, offering layers of dark cherry, cola and black licorice that glide across soft, round tannins to a lush, lingering finish.

100% Pinot Noir grape blend.
This wine contains allergens, sulfites.
The Estate

Calera’s Mt. Harlan Vineyards are located in the Gavilan Mountains 25 miles east of the Monterey Bay. The site was chosen for its limestone soils and ideal climate. At an average elevation of 2,200 feet it is among the highest and coolest vineyard sites in California.

Wine Making

A wet winter, with more than double our average annual rainfall, made for very happy vineyards in 2017. While budbreak arrived slightly later than usual, warm spring weather led to excellent fruit sets at our Mt. Harlan vineyards, with above-average yields for both Pinot Noir and our white varieties. Thanks to the abundant early season rains, and Mt. Harlan’s high elevation and marine-influenced climate, our estate vineyards weathered a significant Labor Day heat event wonderfully, producing complex and elegant wines, with beautifully balanced acids and sugars.

Food Suggestions

Pairs well with beef, veal, deer, venison, and poultry dishes.

• Available Size: 750mL (6 pc)
• Type: Wines
• Sub-type: Wines
• Class: Red
• ABV%: 13.9

The Somm Journal – 96

"We find a soulfulness in all of Calera’s wines: silky generosity built on mineral-acid keenness. That comes through in the wonderful perfume of heather and strawberry exuded by the Calera 2018 Ryan Vineyard Mt. Harlan Pinot Noir, which possesses a grippy tannin profile and herbal center." – 93

"The 2018 Calera Ryan Vineyard Pinot Noir is lovely and multifaceted. TASTING NOTES: This wine shines with aromas and flavors of ripe fruit, sandalwood, strawberries, and raspberries. Pair it with a warm lamb salad with garden-fresh herbs."

Wine Spectator – 92

"Ripe and well-focused, offering gently mulled loganberry and black cherry fruit, with steeped black tea, incense and savory details. This is carried by a fine chalky spine through a lengthy finish. Solidly built and one for the cellar. Best from 2023."
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