2016 Calera Jensen Vineyard Mt. Harlan Pinot Noir

14.8% alc., pH 3.69, TA 0.53, 1,000 cases, $95. Yield 0.9 tons per acre. Harvest Brix 24.5ยบ. Aged 17 months in French oak barrels, 30% new. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. Engaging aromas of plum, blackest cherry and sous bois. Gracious in the mouth, with a midweight core of black cherry and black raspberry fruits with deft oak dressing. Firm, but not intrusive tannins and a noticeable cut on the finish that goes on and on. There are several features of this wine that make it special including the seductive texture, the energy imparted by good natural acidity, the purity of fruit flavor, the subtle savory thread, and the extremely long, grand cru finish. An exceptional wine and always the Prima Donna among the Calera wine stable. Score: 95. Reviewed August 29, 2020

Winery: Calera Wine Co.
From article: California Old Vine Pinot Noir Vineyards: San Benito County