2015 Calera de Villiers Vineyard Mt. Harlan Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., $60. Vineyard planted in 1996, 1997, and 2001. Yields 0.39 tons per acre. Aged 18 months in French oak barrels, 30% new, 10% second vintage and 60% neutral. · Moderately dark garnet color in the glass. The nose offers penetrating aromas of black fruits, fertile earth, toast, burnt tobacco and a hint of vanilla. The wine's texture is seductively smooth and the mid weight plus flavors of blackberry, black raspberry and cassis are enviable. The fruit is spirited and fresh and the wine is seamlessly composed. Wines from this vineyard always taste like this and that reflects deft winemaking. Score: 93. Reviewed June 9, 2018

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