2011 Calera Selleck Vineyard Mt. Harlan Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., 214 cases, $71. This 4.8-acre vineyard was planted in 1975. Yield 0.64 tons per acre. Native yeast fermentation. Aged 18 months in French oak barrels, 30% new. Unfiltered. · Moderately light cherry red color in the glass. This wine speaks of the earth, with aromas of loamy soil, iron and oak and flavors of earth-kissed black cherry, dark raspberry, edible flower, and spice. Light to mid weight in style, with mildly firm tannins and complimentary oak in the background. When tasted the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle, the wine was still enticing and impressive for its balance, but the fruit aromas had still not shown up on the nose. Score: 91-92. Reviewed August 18, 2015

Winery: Calera Wine Co.
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted California Pinot Noir