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.
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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.