(1999 Vintage) "A prodigious effort (the finest since the 1988), the 1999 Selleck Pinot Noir exhibits a dense plum/purple color as well as a sensational, big, sweet perfume of candied red and black fruits, smoke, espresso, soy, and Asian spices. It possesses great stuffing, full body, tremendous intensity, and a pure, concentrated, formidable finish. This outrageous Pinot Noir can compete with the finest made on Planet Earth!"-Wine Advocate
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(2000 Vintage) Every bit as tough as the wine above but somewhat less deep in its central fruit and less convincing because of it, this wine asks you to take a bit of a gamble, and while Calera Pinots have aged well in the past, there is still more risk here than one normally expects from Pinot Noir.