Remembering pinot noir pioneer Josh Jensen

Winemaker Josh Jensen, seen here in front of his Calera Winery, died June 13 at age 78. Jensen was known as a pinot noir pioneer, and a bottle of 1985 Bien Nacido Vineyard pinot noir cracked at a memorial gathering in his honor was “lively, spicy, complex and feisty, just like Jensen.” (File photo)

The wine world mourns the loss of Josh Jensen of Calera Wine Company, legendary producer of pinot noir from Mt. Harlan in San Benito, who passed away June 13 at age 78. Jensen inspired many careers in the wine biz, including mine. I met him back in 1987 when

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