It may all appear simple and logical enough today, but when Calera Founder Josh Jensen first his journey into the world of wine, there are few who would have seen the path he chose to take as the safe or easy choice, that much is certain. At a time when most California start-ups were looking to grow Cabernet Sauvignon, Josh Jensen took a different path, seeking out the perfect soils where his dreams of producing world-class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay could take root. Today, Calera finds itself in highly esteemed company, as one of the world’s leading producers of these noble Burgundian varietals. And much like the search for the perfect limestone riddled site, the winery design, farming practices and winemaking methods refuse to indulge even the smallest of compromises, putting the fanatical and singular pursuit of making great wine ahead of any other consideration. These are amongst the most sought after and collectible wines in our line-up, available for brief periods and in tiny quantities each year.
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