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Pinot Noir Reed Vineyard, Calera 2004

Subregion U.S.A. > California
Grape VarietyPinot Noir

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Tasting Notes

This venerable winery, which has thirty years of history (long by California standards), has turned out a bevy of new releases.

The cool climate 2004 Pinot Noir Reed Vineyard exhibits a dark ruby color as well as a beautiful, sweet nose of cranberries, kirsch liqueur, and spice, and surprisingly evolved and intense fruit for a young Calera Pinot. As it sits in the glass, spicy, sassafras, Allspice, and a Gevrey-Chambertin-like meatiness and roasted herb character emerge. This is a medium to full-bodied wine with considerable power, outstanding fruit depth as well as ripeness, and surprising charm for a young Reed. Drink it over the next decade or more.

Robert Parker, RobertParker.com (172), August 2007
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