Calera Mills Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016 - Toast Wines by Taste
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Calera Mills Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016
SKU: 17440

Calera Mills Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

  • we93
  • v91
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Category Red Wine
Region California, Central Coast, Mt. Harlan
Brand Calera
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
In 2016, Mills Vineyard yielded a robust and expressive Pinot Noir that marries lovely dark berry layers of black currant and raspberry, with sophisticated notes of black tea, mushrooms and moist earth. On the palate, smooth, flowing tannins accentuate the rich fruit, while adding to a lush, concentrated finish.
Wine Enthusiast
  • we93

Wild cherry, thyme, sagebrush and light bay leaf aromas converge on the nose of this bottling, which is relatively mellow to start but opens considerable with patience. Roasted cherry, cherry-pit and juniper flavors align on the palate, which is full-throttle in flavor and structure. Drink 2021-2036.

Matt Kettmann, April 1, 2020
  • v91

The 2016 Pinot Noir Mills Vineyard, from own-rooted vines, is one of the more open-knit wines in this range. Soft and gracious, with medium-bodied structure, the 2016 is nicely understated, but it also does not have the layered quality found in so many wines. Overall though, the Mills feels a bit stressed, an impression that is reinforced by the dried fruit, tobacco and licorice flavors. I would prefer to drink it sooner rather than later.

Antonio Galloni, October 2019
Wine Spectator
  • ws86

Intense cedar and cooking spice hints accent the Christmas pudding flavors. The drying finish features cola nut notes. Drink now. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 940 cases made.

Kim Marcus, 2020

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