|U.S.A.||2013||Pinot Noir Central Coast, Calera Wine Company||BT||0||11||240.00||12||11||26.666666666667||92.00||92.00||Pinot Noir Central Coast, Calera||0.75|
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Savory, earthy aromas of mushrooms, black pepper, iron and cranberry arise from this blend of nine vineyards, many of which are usually featured in single-vineyard selections. Umami rules the palate, and it's quite full for a lighter-colored wine, with brown spice, light red fruit flavors and expertly balanced acidity.
Coming from a number of vineyards spread throughout the Central Coast (30% from Laetitia Vineyard, which is the largest component), the 2013 Pinot Noir Central Coast spent 11 months in 10% new French oak prior to bottling. It has a light ruby color to go with perfumed, spice-filled notes of red flowers, sweet cherries, rose petal and sassafras. Beautiful on the palate, with a light, airy feel, plenty of acidity and a great finish, this should represent a super value and drink well for 4-5 years.
These latest 2013s from Josh Jenson were superb across the board and at the top-end were some of the most impressive Pinot Noirs I was able to taste for this report.
Bright ruby in the glass, there is a sappy, savoury edge to the bright red cherry and strawberry nose that makes this an immediately enticing, pure Pinot Noir. The palate is silky smooth with soft and melded tannins carrying pure strawberry, cherry and a hint of plum. The finish has a touch of spice and smoke and rounds off a superb and supple wine which is a steal at this price.