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Date Printed: 9/22/2014
Calera Viognier 2009
Calera Viognier 2009
(search item no. 108130)
Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 9/22/2014: $16.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 89 points
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2011 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Soft aromas of honeysuckle, white peach and a hint of rose petal waft from the glass of this lively 2009 Central Coast Viognier. The delightful flavors of tangerine zest, jasmine and nectarine are accented by floral undertones and a silky, smooth texture, progressing on with a delicious custard 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.