2015 Calera Ryan Vineyard Mt. Harlan Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., pH 3.53, TA 0.63, 397 cases, $60. Produced from relatively young vines planted in 1998 and 2001. At 2,500 feet, ryan is the highest vineyard on Mt. Harlan. Average harvest Brix 24.0ยบ. Yields in 2015 0.45 tons per acre. Aged 17 months in French oak barrels, 30% new, 10% second and 60% neutral. · Moderately dark garnet color in the glass. Highly nuanced nose offering aromas of blackberry, blackest cherry, pomegranate, fertile earth, bramble and toasty oak. A flood of enthusiastic boysenberry and blackberry fruit flavors saturate the palate. A hint of spice and toast add interest. The fruit is supported by very fine-grain tannins and the wine finishes long, dry and lip-smacking. Score: 92. Reviewed February 23, 2019

Winery: Calera Wine Co.
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