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2018 Calera Chardonnay "Central Coast"

Calera 2018 Central Coast Chardonnay

Winery: Calera

Vintage: 2018

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: 13,487

KWG Score: 91.6 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: March 2, 2021

Wine Review: This deep gold colored Chardonnay is a very good value. It opens with a ripe pineapple, banana and Golden delicious apple bouquet with hints of coconut flakes and lemon. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, well-balanced, creamy and round. The flavor profile is a tasty light oak influenced grilled pineapple with notes of lemon butter. We also detected hints of butterscotch and green apple. The finish is dry and its flavors linger and then gently drift away. The Panel would pair this Chard with a wild mushroom and chicken tortellini with a light butter cream sauce. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Showcasing the vibrant charm of Chardonnay grown on the cool, windswept Central Coast, this wine displays enticing aromas of lemon zest, green apple, cedar and passionfruit. On the palate, mouthcoating waves of tropical fruit are balanced by a beam of natural acidity, with French oak-inspired hints of toasted brioche emerging on the finish.

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