Calera’s Mt. Harlan Vineyards are located in the Gabilan Mountains 25 miles east of the Monterey Bay. The site was chosen for its limestone soils and ideal climate. At an average elevation of 2,200 feet it is among the highest and coolest vineyard sites in California.
Embodying the poise and purity that make the 1975 Pinot Noir plantings at Selleck Vineyard so remarkable, this gorgeous wine begins with lifted aromas of raspberry and strawberry, followed by notes of bramble and Bing cherry. On the soft, supple palate, elegant tannins and juicy acidity underscore alluring flavors of black plum and raspberry, with hints of candied fruit lingering on the long, resonant finish.
After a cool winter, the 2020 growing season began with spring rains that replenished our soils on Mt. Harlan and set the stage for an excellent vintage. After a late-March budbreak, we enjoyed temperate, sunny days and cool nights throughout spring and summer, allowing the grapes to slowly ripen, while preserving the bright natural acids that we prize. With no significant heat events, the 2020 vintage produced age-worthy wines with enticing aromatics, lovely freshness and purity, and beautifully delineated varietal flavors.