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Calera Viognier 2011

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Calera means limekiln in Spanish. It is no wonder the founders first planted in 1975, his grapes on limestone soil that is barely accessible on a mountain side. Founder Josh Jensen was influenced by the Burgundy winemakers in France and decided to make wines grown in limestone-rich soils. Jensen believes in a minimalist approach to wine making. The grapes were hand harvested and whole grape cluster pressed and the juice was moved by gravity to Calera's barrel cellar. The wine was aged without racking in neutral French oak for 7 months. Sourced from the best sites for Viognier from San Benito and Monterey County, this 2011 Calera Viognier is a delight at your everday dinner table or to enjoy in the warm breezy afternoons. 90 Points Wine Advocate

Region: USA » California » Central Coast

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Color: White
Varietal: Viognier
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Calera Wine Company:
This thirty-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, follo... Read more
This thirty-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

Member Reviews for Calera Viognier

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Snooth User: Prbottleshop
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5.00 5
03/07/2013

A lovely white with tropical fruits and floral aromas. Delicious with cheese.


External Reviews for Calera Viognier

External Review
Vintage: 2010 09/26/2013

Fine white wine- 2010 - Calera Viognier - USA - Region: California - Apellation: Central-Coast - Viognier - 750 ml.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 03/02/2013

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - white - 2010 - Calera Viognier - USA - Region: California - Apellation: Central-Coast - Viognier - 750 ml.



Tasting Notes:

The palate is bright and refreshing with some mandarin orange, almond, and tropical fruit. Viognier has a fascinating range of ability to pair with food. With the richness and creamy texture of Chardonnay, balanced acidity of a well made Sauvignon Blanc, and a flavor profile of a Riseling, no wonder Viognier has be showing up at many fine dining establishments. Choose foods that suggest sweetnes but are not really sweet. Such as Moroccan tagine of chicken, curry, or ginger and orange friend chicken. Slow roasted root vegetables, risotto, and oily nuts are good consideration as well as CHEESE, so bring out the cheese platter. Only 840 cases produced

Calera means limekiln in Spanish. It is no wonder the founders first planted in 1975, his grapes on limestone soil that is barely accessible on a mountain side. Founder Josh Jensen was influenced by the Burgundy winemakers in France and decided to make wines grown in limestone-rich soils. Jensen believes in a minimalist approach to wine making. The grapes were hand harvested and whole grape cluster pressed and the juice was moved by gravity to Calera's barrel cellar. The wine was aged without racking in neutral French oak for 7 months. Sourced from the best sites for Viognier from San Benito and Monterey County, this 2011 Calera Viognier is a delight at your everday dinner table or to enjoy in the warm breezy afternoons. 90 Points Wine Advocate

840 cases produced.

Closure: Cork

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 13.6%

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