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Calera Pinot Noir Central 750ml 2011
Sku: 2727
A silky texture and good acidity, with fresh and tart cherry and spice flavors. A lighter-bodied red wine that goes perfectly with turkey, gravy and stuffing and any other birds.
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Critics Ratings:     (2)
Product Information
Country: United States
Region: California
Sub-Region: Central Coast
Type: Still wine
Reg. $28.74
On Sale $24.99
Buy Calera Pinot Noir Central
Vinous 90 points - Vivid red. Fresh, spice-accented raspberry and cherry aromas are complicated by deeper licorice and black tea elements. Lively and precise in the mouth, with a gentle smokiness to its zesty red fruit and rose pastille flavors. Tightens up on the finish, leaving notes of succulent herbs and bitter cherry behind. Nicely balanced and focused pinot, with sneaky sweetness building with aeration. -- Josh Raynolds  (Nov 2013)

Wine Advocate 90 points - Caleras 2011 Pinot Noir Central Coast wafts from the glass with freshly cut flowers, sweet red berries and mint. This is a fairly laid-back vintage for the wine, with less of the pure breed of the 2009 and 2010, but frankly that may be an unfair comparison as those wines were superb over achievers. The 2011 is more an inline performer. The tense, saline finish laced with pretty floral and spiced notes is lovely. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2018.  (Dec 2012)

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A silky texture and good acidity, with fresh and tart cherry and spice flavors. A lighter-bodied red wine that goes perfectly with turkey, gravy and stuffing and any other birds.
Producer
In July 1996, Roger Louer and several of his best friends bought 11 acres of vineyards in Napa Valley, near Calistoga. Originally, there was no plan to produce wine. But after a few years of selling grapes to some of Napa Valley’s top wineries, they decided to take the plunge into the winemaking world. Roger writes: ”Friends from around the Country would come visit my wife and me, stay in the Napa Valley, and became emotionally invested in what we were doing. So I thought, why not invite our friends to become part of the winemaking process, and make them partial owners? Sharing that process with our friends has been the key to our success. With partners all over the country, we have ambassadors in many major US markets. They help gain recognition for the brand by introducing it to their favorite retailers, restaurants, and distributors in their own backyards. This grass roots approach has been crucial to our growth. Today Triumph Cellars Wines are represented throughout the country by distributors and brokers who carry our five vintages. We are proud of our Small Winery status of just aout 10,000 cases a year. And prouder still, of all our continued friendships.” Vineyards Our Triumph Cellar Wines are produced from small lots of select varietals from our estate vineyards in St Helena and Calistoga. We also purchase fruit from premium Napa growers under long-term vineyard contracts, including the vineyard of managing partner Roger Louer, pictured above. The long-term contracts for premium fruit ensure that the wines consistently represent estate-bottled quality.