2016 Calera Chardonnay

Year: 2016
Appellation: Central Coast
Country: USA - California
Wine Spectator: 89
Vinous Media: 90
Wine Enthusiast: 91
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.4%
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"Ripe apple and poached pear flavors are decadently spiced. Offers a buttery finish, with rich, glazed apricot accents. Drink now. 13,000 cases made. -KM" (WS)

"The 2016 Chardonnay (Central Coast) is absolutely delicious, not to mention one of the very finest values readers will find in California Chardonnay. Orchard fruit, floral and chamomile notes are beautifully woven together, with gentle tropical inflections that add character throughout." (VM)

"The nose of this wine is sharp and precise in tones of chalk, tangerine cream, dried lemon and crushed nuts. There's a strong mineral quality through the entire palate that accents flavors of lemon juice and yellow pear. -Matt Kettmann" (WE)

Winery Notes:
Vibrant and inviting, this wine captures the essence of Chardonnay grown on the cool, windswept Central Coast. Aromas of jasmine, vanilla bean and passion fruit rise from the glass revealing this wine’s youthful charm. On the beautifully fruit-driven palate, layers of green apple, grapefruit and pineapple are framed by subtle oak and a refreshing acidity that carry the flavors to a bright, focused finish.