Calera Central Coast Chardonnay 2017 - 750ml

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93pts Wine Enthusiast 

This widely available wine is a great showcase of a savory Chardonnay, starting with aromas of lime peel, dried lemon, sea salt and sandstone. There is a pleasing salinity to the palate, where seared Meyer lemon and tangerine ride vibrant acidity

92pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2017 Chardonnay Central Coast had full malolactic and aged 16 months in 10% new French oak. The nose has pure golden apple and quince scents with notes of charcuterie, cut hay, button mushroom, crushed hazelnuts, baker's yeast and spring honey. The palate is medium-bodied, intense and savory with bright citrus hints, juicy acidity and a long finish.

90pts Wilfred Wong

The 2017 Calera Central Coast Chardonnay underscores the excellence of this AVA.  This wine is bright, rich, and lasting. Enjoy its fine mix of ripe peach, chalk, and earth in its aromas and flavors. Pair it with a well-seasoned roast pork tenderloin. (Tasted: November 25, 2019, San Francisco, CA)

Winemaker Notes

Vibrant and inviting, this wine captures the essence of Chardonnay grownon the cool, windswept Central Coast. Aromas of apricot, sweet hay andgreen apple leap from the glass. On the palate, deeper layers of fresh bakedapple pie and anise emerge, with refreshing acidity and hints of subtleFrench oak carrying the flavors to a pure, radiant finish.