Winery: The Calling
Grapes: Pinot Noir
Region: Russian River Valley
Regional styles: Californian Pinot Noir
Food pairing: Beef · Veal · Game (deer, venison) · Poultry
Alcohol: 14.1 %
Wine Advocate 89 points - Pale to medium ruby-purple colored, the 2015 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley has a nose of crushed red currants and black raspberries with wafts of forest floor, fungi and truffles plus a touch of allspice. Medium to full-bodied, it offers loads of savory/earthy flavors with chewy tannins and just enough freshness, finishing on a mineral note. 5,364 cases produced. (Apr 2018)
Wine Spectator 91 points - Fragrant rose petal, blackberry, lavender and red and dark fruit flavors make for a compelling drink. Has the density and backbone for short cellar time. Drink now through 2024. 6,635 cases made. -JL (Apr 30 2018)
Big, bold full taste. Flavorful and deliciously sour and minerally. Fruit and earth. Tangy and a bit dry. A really good Pinot.
Excellent. Crisp with nice cherry notes. Excellent for the money. Go to Pinot noir. Nice medium body with tons of flavor.