“Calera is one of the most compelling Pinot Noir specialists of not only the New World, but of Planet Earth.”
– Robert Parker
As it is clearly stated on their website, Calera is a vision. Its wines are truly an expression of the sense of place from which the fruit is sourced from. When Josh Jensen first started the winery in 1974 he envisioned channeling his love of Burgundy through California terroir. Located in Mt. Harlan in San Benito County, Calera is known for their limestone-rich soils, unlike anywhere else in California but reminiscent of Burgundy. Although their flagship wines are single-vineyard Pinot Noirs, they also produce well-received Chardonnay, Viognier, and Aligoté. Wine critics and everyday consumers alike have always offered positive feedback to this historical California Pinot Noir producer.
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