A wonderful, full gentle bouquet of red plum, berries, rose petal and mineral accents lively flavors of blackberry, raspberry and sassy sour cherry. This wine offers great
depth, spice, a hint of sweet oak and beautiful texture with very fine-grained tannins and a soft, round, easy drinking mouthfeel that lingers on leaving you wanting another taste.
All lots were fermented with native yeasts in small, open top fermenters.
After fourteen days the wines were pressed, settled overnight, and then moved by gravity to Calera’s barrel cellar. The wine was aged without racking in mostly French oak Barrels, 10% new, for eleven months. The vineyard lots were combined prior to bottling and the wine was bottled unfiltered. Total Acidity: 6.4 g/l; Final pH: 3.61; Alcohol: 14.9%
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"A classy art-of-the-blend cuvée that’s very ripe but still complex,
relying on rich dark berry, plum, crushed rock and cedar. So young
and vibrant at this stage, yet also so deep and tight, that it’s both
tempting to drink now but looks like a great cellar choice as well.
Drink now through 2021." -Rated 93, Wine Spectator