Calera Wine San Benito County
Best-known for its quartet of single-vineyard Pinot Noirs that have at times approached cult status. Josh Jensen’s objective is to handcraft wines that have more to do with classic Burgundy than with some of the more typically fruit driven, squeaky-clean examples from his California contemporaries. On occasion the results are less than perfect but generally these are benchmarks for the state. There are now two further vineyard sources for Pinot Noir, Ryan and de Villiers which were both planted in the late 1990s. The regular Central Coast wines are good if unspectacular and the Viognier is very good when not overly alcoholic. Aligoté is also now made in very small quantities. The winery was the first to be completely gravity-fed. (DM)
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