Mills Vineyard was planted in 1984 and is 14.4 acres of Pinot Noir. It sits at 2,200-2,300 feet above sea level on a south sloping hillside.
The Calera 2002 Mills Vineyard Mt. Harlan Pinot Noir has a clear, dark ruby color in the glass. Intense dark plum and black cherries on the nose with a hint of vanilla from aging in oak. Softer dark fruit and berries on the palate with some spice to it. Moderate, well integrated tannins and good acidity. A really good Pinot!
We got this wine from friends and I will certainly have to get a couple of more bottles. Get it from the winery for $43 or from Wine-Searcher.com for as low as $33.97. Rated 89 by Robert Parker and 92 by Wine Enthusiast.
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