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2012 PINOT NOIR

VINTAGE

The 2012 vintage was near perfect. Consistently great weather with almost no heat spike and little fear of rain allowed for a prolonged ripening period. Our winemaking team selected pick dates for ideal fruit maturity and stunning flavor concentration. The high quality of the fruit continued to be seen once it arrived at the winery and fermentation began.

TERROIR

The Anderson Valley boasts an eclectic variety of soil types that range from loam and clay to gravel beds. The Anderson Valley is also home to a notorious marine layer that retreats back up the Navarro River in the late morning. These attributes shape a unique terroir that many believe is the most Old World like Pinot Noir grown in the New World. The Pinot Noir is medium-bodied, with savory earth tones and shows more red fruit. This aspect of the blend, like Calista’s quiver, holds the direction and strength of the blend in balance.

TASTING NOTES

The 2012 Calista Anderson Valley Pinot Noir boasts a lovely bright ruby red color. The nose expresses the terroir found in Anderson Valley, highlighted by bright notes of cranberry and raspberry and an Old World earthiness. Damp earth, raspberry, strawberry and green tea expand in the middle palate and follow through to the finish which shows the red fruit and an earthiness that typifies Anderson Valley Pinot Noir.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • TA: .52
  • ph: 3.70
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • Cases Produced: 1051

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