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Calera Central Coast Chardonnay 2012

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"Ripe peach, Asian pear and mango custard; luscious papaya and kaffir lime are all beautifully married together in the alluring and delightful bouquet of this 2012 Central Coast Chardonnay. Vibrant flavors of Gala apple, lemon chiffon, sweet oak and a hint of sandal wood round out the mouthwatering bright acid and smooth texture. This wine is amazingly flavorful and beautifully balanced; delicious and lingering." -Winery

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Calera Wine Company:
This forty-year old winery is located in the limestone-rich Gavilan mountains of San Benito County near Hollister, California. Ninety miles south of San Francisco, the vineyards are at 2,200 ft. elevation. The heat of the season is mitigated by cooling sea breezes from Monterey Bay. Several varietals are grown, with Pinot Noir having the lion's share at roughly 70 % of production, followe... Read more
This forty-year old winery is located in the limestone-rich Gavilan mountains of San Benito County near Hollister, California. Ninety miles south of San Francisco, the vineyards are at 2,200 ft. elevation. The heat of the season is mitigated by cooling sea breezes from Monterey Bay. Several varietals are grown, with Pinot Noir having the lion's share at roughly 70 % of production, followed by Chardonnay and Viognier at approximately 21 % and 9 % respectively. An entirely gravity-fed production facility, the new building is a testament to artisanal winemaking, with average yearly production nearing 30,000 cases of all varietals. Read less

External Reviews for Calera Central Coast Chardonnay

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/14/2014

Calera’s 2012 Chardonnay Central Coast offers classic ripe apple and orchard fruits, creme and brioche in a medium-bodied, vibrant and clean style. Aged in 10% new French oak for 10 months, buy this beauty by the case and drink it over the coming couple of years.


External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
02/11/2014

The Calera Central Coast Chardonnay has racy, snappy tropical fruit that is fresh and vibrant in this clean white, with lively acidity; truly a great value from the Central Coast.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
12/21/2013

Ripe peach, Asian pear and mango custard; luscious papaya and kaffir lime are all beautifully married together in the alluring and delightful bouquet of this 2012 Central Coast Chardonnay. Vibrant flavors of Gala apple, lemon chiffon, sweet oak and a hint of sandal wood round out the mouthwatering bright acid and smooth texture. This wine is amazingly flavorful and beautifully balanced; delicious and lingering…


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
12/21/2013

Aged for 10 months in new French oak barrels, this vintage of Calera balances beautifully on a fine line, quite elegantly. Layered and nuanced with green mango and Key lime, Gala apple, lemon tea cake, and hints of cream and vanilla. A driving acidity helps keep the flavors in line with one another. A smart use of oak is really the strength of this wine; it adds body and really helps keep everything in check. Long, graceful, lingering finish.



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"Ripe peach, Asian pear and mango custard; luscious papaya and kaffir lime are all beautifully married together in the alluring and delightful bouquet of this 2012 Central Coast Chardonnay. Vibrant flavors of Gala apple, lemon chiffon, sweet oak and a hint of sandal wood round out the mouthwatering bright acid and smooth texture. This wine is amazingly flavorful and beautifully balanced; delicious and lingering." -Winery

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