Calera Viognier 2012

Viognier from Central Coast, California

$19.99 $16.99
Save $3.00
Item No. 130331
  • white wine
  • V89
  • WS88
Style: Fruity & Smooth

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.4%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1997
  • WS90

Winemaker's Notes

Bright, vibrant aromas of honeysuckle, classic white peach and succulent clementine effuse from this flavorful and refreshing gem. Mouthwatering flavors of ripe grapefruit, flint and jasmine tea accent a nice tartness. This wine is simply delicious and lingers beautifully on the palate leaving you wanting another sip.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2012 Viognier Central Coast is laced with honey, wild flowers, mint, lime and Chamomile. This inviting, classy wine is best suited to near-term drinking. It is another fabulous value from Calera."
89 Points

"This elegant white is focused around a core of ripe peach and apricot, showing plenty of orange marmalade, spice and dried floral highlights, with crisp acidity."
88 Points

Learn About Calera Map ItMap It

Calera is a small ultra-premium winery located in the limestone-rich Gavilan Mountains, east of Monterey and south of Hollister, California. Josh Jensen planted Calera's first 23 acres of Pinot Noir in 1975. An additional 26.6 acres of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Viognier were planted in the 1980s, and 33 more acres, mostly Pinot Noir but also some additional Chardonnay, in 1997...

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Learn About Central Coast

The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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Learn About Viognier

Viognier(vee-ohn-YAY) Viognier is best known for producing the rich, aromatic white wines of the Northern Rhone. Once a pricey commodity of the area, it's now much easier to find and drink. The perfumed grape creates wines of distinct aromas and flavors. Lower in acid and even lower yielding, Viognier kept to itself in Southern France until some traveling winemakers took hold of...

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