Calera’s Mt. Harlan Vineyards are located in the Gavilan 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.
Grown high on the limestone-rich soils of Mt. Harlan, this beautifully aromatic wine displays enticing layers of green apple, lemon zest, sweet grass, and baked brioche. On the lush, mouthcoating palate hints of tropical fruit, cedar chest, and Key lime emerge, with bright acidity adding to a poised and polished finish.
The 2021 growing season began with very little winter rainfall on Mt. Harlan followed by moderate spring temperatures that led to a typically timed budbreak. While the temperate weather led to a uniform bloom and set, overall yields on Mt. Harlan were down significantly. Throughout the remainder of spring and summer the weather continued to be mild, resulting in a somewhat later-than-normal veraison, with harvest commencing just six weeks later. Reflecting the combination of low yields and excellent weather, our 2021 wines display beautiful depth and concentration, with refreshing acidity and full fruit expression.
0.62 g/100 ml
Aged for 15 months in French oak 30% new, 70% neutral