2013 Calera de Villiers Vineyard Mt. Harlan Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., pH 3.45, TA 0.63, 1,018 cases, $N/A. 15.6-acre vineyard planted in 1997 in limestone soils. Yields 1.07 tons per acre. Native fermentation, aged 19 months in French oak barrels, 30% new. Bottled unfiltered. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Aromas of cherry reduction sauce and blackberry jam lead to a mid weight plus style wine with a luscious core of purple fruits. The fruit is extraordinarily bombastic but monotone at present. There are substantial tannins that need time to integrate. When tasted the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle, the wine had more oak and less fruit on the nose, but the lush mouthfeel was appealing. This wine is disjointed now and one can only speculate about its future. Score: 90. Reviewed January 16, 2017

Winery: Calera Wine Co.
From article: Recently Tasted Pinot Noir & Chardonnay