The Calling is a collaboration between Jim Nantz the famous golf and sports commentator (who also happens to be a HUGE wine enthusiast) and importer Peter Deutsch. Fruit for this Pinot Noir was sourced from several locations in the Russian River Valley, each vineyard site contributing critical, unique aspects to the complexity of the resulting wine. Vineyards located in the warmer end of the Russian River Valley contribute ripe fruit elements. Vineyards from the cooler areas lend a strong minerality and structural
backbone, and vines at altitude with sandy, well-drained soil add complexity
and structure. The wine was aged in 33% new French oak for 18 months. Wine Enthusiast Magazine scored it 91 points and said "Light and perfumed, this is a structured, well-crafted wine thatís slightly savage in approach and sensibility. Spicy cinnamon and cola streak through red cherry and strawberry, flirting with the notion of forest and mushroom without ever diving overly deep."