World of Pinot Noir



In Honor of Josh Jensen, Calera Winery Dinner

Friday, March 3
7:00 PM
A visionary leader in the American wine community and iconic pioneer of luxury California Pinot Noir, Josh Jensen's legacy is unmatched. Universally respected by his peers, Jensen played a pivotal role in placing Pinot Noir as one of North America's great varietal wines when he founded his winery in 1975. While doing so, he built Calera into one of the world's most revered wineries and spearheaded the Mt. Harlan American Viticultural Area (AVA) monopole, established in 1990.
Join us for an unprecedented evening as longtime Calera Winemaker Mike Waller guides guests through a retrospective lineup of rare selections from his cellar, dating back to the earliest vintages of the winery. Enjoy behind-the-scenes stories and coveted wines as we honor the extraordinary life of Josh Jensen.
Moderator: Mike Waller, Winemaker, Calera Winery
Menu with Wines:

First Course

Wild Blackberry and Thyme Panna Cotta
Hazelnut Textures, Hand Picked Frisée Salad, Sour Cherry Gel

Goldeneye Anderson Valley Brut Rose Sparkling Wine

Second Course

Delicatta Squash Bisque
Candied Pepita, Chile Oil, Chive Ash

2020 Calera Mt. Harlan Chardonnay

Third Course

Petite Arugula Salad
Grilled Spring Onion, Roasted Grapes, Toasted Almonds, White Balsamic

2021 Calera Mt. Harlan Viognier


House-Made Cucumber Sorbet, Hendricks Gin

Fourth Course

Herb Crusted Salmon
Brown Butter Fava Bean Emulsion, Strawberry Relish

Side By Side Pour:
1985 Calera Selleck Vineyard Mt. Harlan Pinot Noir
1994 Calera Mills Vineyard Mt. Harlan Pinot Noir

Fifth Course

Pan Seared Duck Breast
Parsnip Mousseline, Braised Greens, Port Gastrique

Side By Side Pour:
2017 Calera Jensen Vineyard Mt. Harlan Pinot Noir
2017 Calera Ryan Vineyard Mt. Harlan Pinot Noir out of Magnum

Sixth Course

Laura Chenel Goat Cheese Bar
Blueberry Compote, Lemon, Grapefruit Coral

2017 Calera Viognier Doux

Please note: Some wines may be subject to change

Location: The Rotunda
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