The New York Times
NY Times: Exploring California’s Bold Pinot Noir: Wine Review: Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir: by Eric Asimov
The most interesting California pinot noir producers today seem to continually push out toward the fringes. In that, they are following in the footsteps of Josh Jensen, the founder of the Calera Wine Company.
Back in the 1970s, Mr. Jensen, inspired by his passion for Burgundy, sought Burgundian sorts of limestone soils in which to plant pinot noir. His quest eventually pushed him to the Gabilan Mountains in San Benito County, well isolated from other vineyards, pinot noir or not. The great success of his wines over the 40 years since he planted his first vines has vindicated Mr. Jensen’s vision.