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2016 Calera Chardonnay "Central Coast"

Calera 2016 Central Coast Chardonnay

Winery: Calera

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Central Coast"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Central Coast

State or country: CA

Price: $25

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 92 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: January 28, 2019

Wine Review: This yellow colored Chardonnay from Calera is very good! It opens with a very fragrant baked pear bouquet with hints of cinnamon and butter. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced and smooth. The flavor profile is a rich butter, pear and oak blend. I also detected hints of butterscotch and a touch of green apple. The finish is dry and its flavors show very nice length. This Chard is ideal to drink on its own and will be a crowd pleaser. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Vibrant and inviting, this wine captures the essence of Chardonnay grown on the cool, windswept Central Coast. Aromas of jasmine, vanilla bean and passion fruit rise from the glass revealing this wine's youthful charm. On the beautifully fruit-driven palate, layers of green apple, grapefruit and pineapple are framed by subtle oak and a refreshing acidity that carry the flavors to a bright, focused finish.

Organic status: not organic

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