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2017 Calera Chardonnay "Mt Harlan"

Calera 2017 Mt Harlan Chardonnay

Winery: Calera

Vintage: 2017

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Mt Harlan"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Mt. Harlan

State or country: CA

Price: $50

Cases produced: 1,900

KWG Score: 95 (based on 6 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (94)

Review date: February 24, 2020

Wine Review: This straw-colored Chardonnay from Calera is impressive. It opens with a pineapple and oak bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied and slightly acidic, yet has a round and lush mouthfeel. The flavor profile is a tasty toasted oak influenced pear with notes of butter and quince. I also detected a hint of faint minerality in the aftertaste. The finish is dry and its acidity and flavors show a nice extended length. This Chardonnay would pair well with Roy’s baked stuffed lobster. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Grown high on the limestone-rich soils of Mt. Harlan, this is a sleek and sophisticated expression of cool-climate Chardonnay, with alluring aromas of guava, Mandarin orange, fennel and hints of cedar. On the palate, the wine’s lovely weight and lush texture is balanced by a bright natural acidity that adds purity and precision to the generous white peach and passionfruit flavors.

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