2013 Calera Selleck Vineyard Mt. Harlan Pinot Noir

14.9% alc., pH 3.39, TA 0.68, 327 cases, $N/A. From the 4.8-acre Selleck Vineyard that was planted in 1975. Yields .93 tons per acre. Native fermentation, aged 18 months in French oak barrels, 30% new. Bottled unfiltered. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. Enthralling aromas of cherry, rose petal, white pepper and scrub brush. Intriguing and complex, with flavors of well-spiced black cherry and black raspberry fruits along with significant oak compliment. Plush on the palate with a very long finish. The tannins are firm but not foreboding, the bright acidity keeps the fruit fresh, and the alcohol is well integrated. When tasted the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle, there was less oak overlay apparent and the finish was other worldly. Score: 94. Reviewed January 16, 2017

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