Calera Mt. Harlan Selleck Pinot Noir 2010
This 2010 Selleck Vineyard Pinot Noir is astoundingly complex and exquisitely balanced. Alluring aromas include rose petal, cassis, fenugreek, black cherry, pencil lead and ruby grapefruit. The palate is intense, deep and lingering, showing flavors of roast duck, red fruits, savory basil and limestone dust. The finish is taught and focused, accentuating the long life ahead for this fascinating and alluring youngster.
About the Region
An immense expanse of wine-growing real estate, covering portions of six counties between Santa Barbara and the San Francisco Bay Area and including more than 100,000 acres of vineyards, the Central Coast region includes the Santa Maria Valley, the Santa Ynez Valley and Monterey viticultural areas, and more than 20 other appellations. Chardonnay is the main grape planted, but there are scores of others, from albariño to zinfandel, with such rarities as counoise, mondeuse, and vermentino in between.