Calixa Chardonnay 2010

Winemaker's Notes:

Light and simple wine, on nose tropical fruits, peaches, papaya and a hint of citrus. On mouth is light and fresh, slightly acidic, with a fruity midpalate and short finish, and a very mild body. Mineral with lovely Granny Smith and plenty of length and middle. Great beginning and end. Good option for casual solo drinking,

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The Valle de Guadalupe is located 30 kilometers inland from Ensenada, on Mexico's Pacific Coast, 100 km south of the border with the United States. Consequently, its vineyards are the northernmost of Mexico's and the distance from the ocean is between 15 and 20 kilometers. The vines are at altitudes between 300 and 400 meters above sea level. The proximity to the Pacific Ocean provides humid cu... Read more
The Valle de Guadalupe is located 30 kilometers inland from Ensenada, on Mexico's Pacific Coast, 100 km south of the border with the United States. Consequently, its vineyards are the northernmost of Mexico's and the distance from the ocean is between 15 and 20 kilometers. The vines are at altitudes between 300 and 400 meters above sea level. The proximity to the Pacific Ocean provides humid currents that result in a microclimate in the valley. Today the Valle de Guadalupe is Mexico's most prestigious wine region, and home to 90% of the top wines of Mexico. Read less
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Member Reviews for Calixa Chardonnay

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Snooth User: Wolle
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3.00 5
05/31/2012

My Rating 88: Well balanced body with good fruit and tannins. Nose balanced but with a hint of typical Chile wine. I don't know what it is but you could call this funky. Price is OK at Costco about $ 8


Snooth User: runningbear
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3.00 5
03/16/2013

Good but a bit tannic


4.00 5
04/14/2011

Wow- smooth with a great finish - loved it!


Snooth User: JPerrelli
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5.00 5
05/23/2012

Crisp tropical fruit flavors with a slight hint of butter. Very lightly oaked. Wonderful on its own, with a favorite cheese, or with a fish or chicken entree.


Snooth User: GoldFork
1166732257
3.50 5
02/12/2013

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Calixa Chardonnay

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/31/2014

The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Monte Rosso Vineyard is a knock-out but it will benefit from a few more years of bottle age. From the red soils of this famous Sonoma vineyard it exhibits a dense ruby/purple color along with a sweet bouquet of loamy soil black currants black cherries and underbrush. Full-bodied rich and moderately tannic it should drink well for 15-20 years. 92+ - Robert Parker Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
06/25/2014

The just-bottled 2010 Monte Bello combines pure structure and power in a rich, full-bodied style for this wine. Waves of dark red fruit, crushed rocks, flowers, mint and grilled herbs wrap around the long, insistent finish. Today, the 2010 is slightly more reticent than it was last year, but the wine comes to life the more it sits in the glass. Always classy, the 2010 Monte Bello impresses for its impeccable balance. Count me among those who will be thrilled to own this magnificent California classic. The 2010 is a decidedly virile, powerful Monte Bello, qualities winemaker Eric Baugher attributes to a year with a very cold summer and periods of heat that arrived only towards the tail end of the growing season. In 2010, the blend is 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc. Anticipated maturity: 2020–2040.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
10/01/2012

Clean and refined, pure, rich and elegant, this Chardonnay features a strong mineral, lime skin and green apple presence, gaining depth and dimension before fanning out nicely on the finish. Drink now through 2018.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

The 2010 Chardonnay Estate is a beautiful, precise wine laced with citrus zest, crushed rocks and a hint of spice from the American oak. In 2010, the Chardonnay stands out for its energy and tension. It needs another year or two to settle down, but it is already striking in its beauty. Anticipated maturity: 2013andndash;2020.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
12/24/2012

Pale yellow. Candied citrus fruit and pear aromas are complicated by notes of vanilla and smoky minerals. Juicy and incisive, offering lively Meyer lemon and quince flavors that pick up a subtle touch of anise with air. The vanilla note comes back on the spicy, tenacious finish.


External Review
11/25/2009

1992> RP: 94-97 Points, WS: 91 Points 1994> ST: 95 Points, WS: 92 Points 1996> RP: 95 Points, ST: 94 Points


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/21/2014

The 2010 Chardonnay Montebello Estate Vineyard wraps around the palate with layers of deep expressive fruit. It shows lovely depth in an understated style. There is a level of textural depth and creaminess that isn't found in the straight Estate bottling but the 2010 never strays from the classic restrained Ridge style. This is gorgeous. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2020. - Antonio Galloni Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


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“One sip of this wine and you know you’re in mountain territory. Bold Cabernet flavors of black cherry, wild blueberry and blackberry fill the mouth, and there’s a minerality in the background that reflects the mineral red soils of the Monte Rosso site and brings structure to the wine. The oak brings hints of cinnamon spice, vanilla and coffee without overpowering the fruit. With chalky tannins and zesty acidity, this is a gutsy Cabernet that’s built for the long haul.”

Light and simple wine, on nose tropical fruits, peaches, papaya and a hint of citrus. On mouth is light and fresh, slightly acidic, with a fruity midpalate and short finish, and a very mild body. Mineral with lovely Granny Smith and plenty of length and middle. Great beginning and end. Good option for casual solo drinking,

Dietary Information: Vegan

538 cases produced.

Closure: Cork

Wine Specs:

Sugar: 2.20 g/l grams per liter

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