Calera, Sonoma/Russian River Valley
Pinot Noir pioneer Josh Jensen’s Calera “is one of the most compelling Pinot Noir producers of not only the New World, but of Planet Earth." Robert Parker
Calera is a vision, and Calera’s wines truly express the sense of place. Rather than follow the recommended path, Josh Jensen became a pioneer in American Pinot Noir. Taking his cue from the great domains of Burgundy, (where he worked and was mentored), which have grown grapes in limestone soil for centuries, he set out in search of the perfect spot in California to create wines unique to the world but in the style of the greatest wines of France. Site selection was vital as he ventured off the grid to plant on the site of an old limekiln in the Gavilan Mountains of California's Central Coast. Today Calera wines still express that pioneer spirit and are revered the world over.