2012 Calera "Reed" Mt. Harlan Pinot Noir

SKU #1204209 94 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The most weightless and ethereal wine in this lineup, the 2012 Pinot Noir Reed Vineyard speaks above all else to finesse. Rose petal, sweet red berries, orange peel, mint and spices gradually open up in a feminine Pinot long on class. Deceptively medium in body, the 2012 is likely to flesh out a bit more in bottle, although I imagine it will always remain classically restrained in style. (AG) Inner quote mark (6/2015)

93 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark Cigar-box spice, sandalwood, hibiscus, cinnamon, wild strawberries and black olive converge on the nose of this wine by Josh Jensen, who created the appellation single-handedly. A lovely sense of airy and fresh pomegranate-raspberry juice pervades the snappy palate, with just enough anise to keep it interesting. (MK) Inner quote mark (11/2015)

K&L Notes

Antonio Galloni writes in Vinous: "After internships at Dujac and Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Josh Jensen returned to his native California in search of vineyard land on limestone soils. Jensen found what he was looking for high atop Mount Harlan, a rugged, hillside property outside Hollister. In the mid-1970s Jensen began developing the land. The resulting vineyards, all of which lie on the same property, give birth to some of the most compelling California Pinots and Chardonnays readers will come across. Given his Burgundian leanings, Jensen vinifies all of this Pinots with 100% whole clusters, with the exception of the de Villiers, which is usually rendered with 50% stems. The 2012 Pinots are fleshy, open and seductive, which is to say very much in the style of the year." (06/2015)

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