Red Wine United States
Calera Jensen Vineyard Pinot Noir from Mount Harlan
What Makes This Wine Popular?
This Calera Jensen Vineyard Pinot Noir from Mount Harlan is a fan favorite for its complex and balanced flavor profile. Its aromas of bright red cherry, blackberry, and rose petal are complemented by flavors of ripe raspberry, cola, and smoky wild herbs. Its velvety texture provides a lingering finish that will leave you wanting more. With its perfect blend of fruit and spice, it's no wonder why this wine is so popular!
A Little Trivia
The winery's owners, Josh Jensen and his wife, Valerie, have an unusual passion: they collect vintage typewriters! In fact, their house is filled with more than a hundred of these interesting machines.
History of This Wine
The Calera Jensen Vineyard Pinot Noir from Mount Harlan was first planted in 1975 by Josh Jensen, a former geologist who had a passion for wine. He chose the site for its unique combination of limestone and shale soils, which are ideal for growing Pinot Noir grapes. The vineyard has since become renowned for producing some of the finest Pinot Noirs in California.
Notable vintage years include 1992, when the wine won a gold medal at the San Francisco International Wine Competition; 1996, when it was named one of Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of the Year; and 1998, when it was awarded 95 points by Robert Parker. In recent years, Calera has continued to produce outstanding wines from this vineyard, with several vintages earning scores of 90+ points from leading critics.
What To Serve With This Wine?
The Calera Jensen Vineyard Pinot Noir from Mount Harlan is a light-bodied wine with bright acidity and delicate red fruit flavors. It pairs best with lighter fare such as grilled salmon, roasted chicken, and risotto. It also pairs nicely with earthy mushrooms and vegetables like roasted Brussels sprouts and butternut squash. For cheese pairings, try creamy brie or aged goat cheese.