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Date Printed: 7/23/2014
Calera Central Coast Chardonnay 2003
Calera Central Coast Chardonnay 2003
(search item no. 87286)
The Wine News rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/23/2014: $13.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 86 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The aromas of the 2003 Central Coast Chardonnay invoke thoughts of California sunshine and just-picked summer fruit. The wine's fragrant chardonnay bouquet is lifted with the essence of golden apples, sweet white peaches and ripe pears. On the palate the wine is bright and vibrant with a creamy unctuous texture and a touch of toasty oak.
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About Calera:

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 and 1998. All these parces are in the Mt. Harlan AVA that was created in 1990. Calera produces 8 single-vineyard wines from Mt. Harlan, as well as Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from grapes purchased from selected vineyards in the Central Coast regions.