Calera Pinot Noir, de Villiers Vineyard, Mt. Harlan, 2017

Established 1975. De villiers vineyard. In 1975, legendary vintner and pioneer josh jensen founded calera (spanish for lime kiln) high on the majestic slopes of Mt. harlan in the gavilan mountains of California's central coast. In these low-yielding, limestone-rich soils and cool, arid climate, he began planting estate vineyards that are now recognized as some of the New World's most treasured pinot noir sites. Elavation (2,200 ft); avg. annual rainfall (14.25 inch); first year planted (1996); total acres plantes (15.6); geology (limestone); avg. soil depth (24 inches); number of vines (19, 158); vine spacing (7.5 inch x 45 inch, 8 inch x 4.5 inch, 8 inch x 5 inch, 9 inch x 5 inch); vines/acre (1,290); rootstock (5C, 110R, 140R, 1103 paulsen); clones (calera selection); trellising (modified vsp); aspect/exposure (east); date of harvest (23.55); tons/acre (1.51). Alc 14.6% by vol. 29.2