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2016 Calera Mt. Harlan Pinot Noir de Villiers Vineyard

2016 Calera Mt. Harlan Pinot Noir de Villiers Vineyard

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SKU: CL16DVPN
Calera’s Mt. Harlan Vineyards are located in the Gavilan Mountains 25 miles east of the Monterey Bay. The site was chosen for its limestone soils and ideal climate. At an average elevation of 2,200 feet it is among the highest and coolest vineyard sites in California.

Wine Profile

Production Notes
Varietal Content: 100% Pinot Noir; Cooperage: 100% French oak - 30% new, 20% second vintage, 50% neutral
Winemaker Notes
Once again, de Villiers has produced one of Calera’s most voluptuous and dark-fruited expressions of Pinot Noir, with alluring aromas of blackberry, cassis and cedary cigar box. On the palate, lush dark berry and black currant flavors are supported by a firm tannic backbone that frames the fruit and carries the wine to a long, energetic finish.
Production
After several years of drought, 2016 brought a return to normal winter rainfall levels, which replenished the Mt. Harlan vineyards and set the pace for a slightly early, but near-ideal, growing season. A warm spring led to a relatively early budbreak, followed by warm, sunny summer. While summer provided abundant sunshine for ripening the grapes, mild nights ensured that they ripened perfectly, with excellent acid and sugar levels. As a result, our 2016 Pinot Noirs are lush and balanced, with beautifully articulated flavors.

Wine Specs

Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Mt. Harlan
Vineyard Designation
de Villiers Vineyard
Harvest Date
September 6 - 19, 2016
Sugar
24.0° Brix at harvest
Acid
0.67 g/100 ml titratable acidity
pH
3.66
Aging
17 months in barrel
Fermentation
14 days fermentation at 60°F, 90°F, 60°F
Alcohol %
13.95

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$65.00
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SKU: CL16DVPN

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