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Date Printed: 7/10/2014
Calera Mt. Harlan Chardonnay 2006
Calera Mt. Harlan Chardonnay 2006
(search item no. 94527)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
The Wine News rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/10/2014: $28.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
2011 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 93 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 93 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 86 points
1996 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Beautiful, ethereal aromas of pear, apple and mineral, accented by slight hints of floral and vanilla give us indication of both the complexity and elegance of this wine. The texture is creamy, silky and rich, yet balanced by high notes of acidity. Layers of cherimoya fruit with alluring flinty undertones persist through a long and lingering finish. This 2006 Mt. Harlan Chardonnay is sure to charm even the most distinguishing palate.
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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.