Wine Advocate 90 points - Richer and fuller, with additional mid-palate depth, the 2010 Pinot Noir Califa Selection has an earthy, underbrush and forest floor core that’s balanced by ample sweet cherry and currant fruit on the nose. Coming together beautifully in the glass, with a medium-bodied, rich texture and solid concentration, this beautiful Pinot Noir should drink nicely over the coming 5-7 years. Drink now-2020.
”Califa” is the Modoc Indian term for ̶1;prettiest one”, and that’s what these wines are to us. These bottlings are blended from the most opulent, seductive and powerful barrels of the vintage. The Califa wines are the result of stringent tastings and evaluations to ensure that these few bottles truly are the most intense and flavorful wines of the vintage.
|Our historic Chamisal property, the first vineyard planted in the Edna Valley, has long been producing wines of a distinctive character - bold, complex and intriguing. With the ideal climate of the region and the exceptional clonal selection planted on our vineyard, our winemaking philosophy is to simply reflect the natural characteristics of this remarkable estate.