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Date Printed: 4/20/2014
Calera Central Coast Chardonnay 2011
Calera Central Coast Chardonnay 2011
(search item no. 120130)
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The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 4/20/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2003 The Wine News rating: 90 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 86 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This 2011 Central Coast Chardonnay has a lot of personality; a rich bouquet of peach pie and kumquats, a full mouthful of flavor with ripe stone fruit, bright Bartlett pear and crème fraîche. The texture is soft, round, smooth and succulent with hints of sweet oak, and a nice, long, beckoning finish.
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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.